Guwahati: India witnessed the world’s highest single-day spike with 314,835 new cases of COVID-19 and 2,104 fatalities in the last 24 hours, according to data released by Union ministry of health and family welfare on Thursday morning.
Registering a steady increase for the 43rd day in a row, the active cases have increased to 22,91,428 comprising 14.38% of the total infections, while the national COVId-19 recovery rate has dropped at 84.46%, the data updated revealed.
Moreover, the national COVID-19 recovery rate fell below 85%.
The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 1,34,54,880. The case fatality rate has further dropped to 1.16%.
According to ICMR, 27,27,05,103 samples have been tested up to April 21 with 16,51,711 samples being tested on Wednesday.
The 2,104 new fatalities include 586 from Maharashta, 249 from Delhi, 193 from Chhattisgarh, 187 from Uttar Pradesh, 125 from Gujarat and 116 from Karnataka.
The health ministry stressed that more than 70 percent of the deaths occurred due to comorbidities.