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India registers highest-ever spike of 2003 Covid deaths; number of cases rise to 3.54 lakh

New Delhi: India registered the highest-ever spike of 2,003 Covid-19 fatalities, pushing country’s death toll to 11,903, while the number of cases rose to 3,54,065, with 10,974 infections being reported in the last 24 hours, according to the Union Health Ministry data.

The number of active cases stands at 1,55,227, while 1,86,934 people have recovered and one patient has migrated, according to the officially updated figure at 8 am.

“Thus, around 52.79 per cent patients have recovered so far,” an official said.

India registered over 10,000 cases for the sixth day in a row. The total number of confirmed cases includes foreigners. Of the 2,003 new deaths, Maharashtra accounts for the highest 1,409 fatalities, followed by Delhi at 437, Tamil Nadu at 49, Gujarat 28, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana 18 each, Madhya Pradesh 11, West Bengal 10, Rajasthan seven, Karnataka five and Telangana four.

Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Punjab, Puducherry and Uttarakhand reported one death each.