Highest single-day spike of 95,735 Covid-19 cases takes India’s overall tally past 44.6 lakh

With more than 95,000 fresh Covid-19 cases, India recorded the country’s highest single-day spike on Thursday. According to the Union Health Ministry, 95,735 new cases and 1,172 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours, taking India’s Covid-19 tally past the 44-lakh mark to 44,65,864.

“The total number of coronavirus cases stand 44,65,864 including 9,19,018 active cases, 34,71,784 cured/recovered/migrated and 75,062 deaths,” the Health Ministry said.

Maharashtra continues to be the worst affected state due to the coronavirus pandemic. The state reported 23,816 new cases on Wednesday, taking the total number of Covid-19 cases to 9,67,349. The state has 2,52,734 active cases, 6,86,462 recoveries and 27,787 fatalities, as per the State Health Department.

In Andhra Pradesh, the cumulative count of coronavirus cases stands at 5,27,512 with 97,271 active cases, 4,25,607 recoveries and 4,634 fatalities.

Delhi recorded its highest single-day spike of 4,039 Covid-19 cases on Wednesday, taking the total number of cases in the national capital to 2,01,174.

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has so far tested a total of 5,29,34,433 samples for Covid-19 up to September 9.

“The total number of samples tested up to September 9 is 5,29,34,433 including 11,29,756 samples tested yesterday,” the ICMR said.

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