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India records 24,882 fresh coronavirus infections, highest this year

The overall cases in India has reached to 1,13,33,728 since the outbreak a year ago,

India has recorded 24,882 fresh Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours, the highest single-day spike in the last 83 days. The tally of the Covid-19 cases has reached to 1.13 crore, the Health Ministry data showed on Saturday. On Friday, the country had registered 23,285 infections.

No, the overall cases in India has reached to 1,13,33,728 since the outbreak a year ago, according to the government data updated today.

The country has reported nearly 140 deaths due to the Covid-19 infections in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of fatalities to 1,58,446.

While the active Covid-19 cases has reached 2,02,022, recovery rate has dropped to 96.82 per cent.

The number of infections reported on Saturday is the highest daily rise since December 20 when as many as 26,624 new infections were recorded.

States like Maharashtra, Punjab, Kerala, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka account for 85.6 per cent of the new cases, the government said on Friday.

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Five states cumulatively account for 82.96 per cent of the total active cases in the country. Two states – Maharashtra and Kerala- account for 71.69 per cent of India’s total active cases, the Health Ministry said.

The situation in Maharashtra, which has consistently been reporting the highest cases in the country over the past year, has been under scrutiny for a while with several districts imposing partial lockdowns or night curfews.

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