New Delhi: India recorded the highest-single day jump of 184,372 fresh cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19 ) on Wednesday, which took the country’s total infection tally past 13.87 million, according to the latest figures released by the Union ministry of health and family welfare.
The daily toll from the viral disease has gone up to 1,027. This is the first time in over five months that the fatalities have crossed the 1000-mark. The active Covid-19 caseload, which accounts for 9.24% of total confirmed cases in the country, also witnessed a huge spike and breached the 1,365,700-mark after more than 1 lakh cases were recorded in the last 24 hours.
‘The five states of Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, and Kerala cumulatively account for 68.85% of India’s total active cases,’ the health ministry said in a statement on Tuesday.
The grim figures come on the last day of ‘Tika Utsav’ (vaccination festival) during which Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for mass participation in the immunisation drive across the country.