India records highest daily spike of over 1.31 lakh COVID-19 cases; 780 deaths take toll to 1,67,642

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India registered a record single-day spike of 1,31,968 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, pushing its infection tally to 1,30,60,542. The death toll increased to 1,67,642, with 780 more fatalities in a day, the highest since October 18.

Registering a steady increase for the 30th day in a row, the number of active COVID-19 cases increased to 9,79,608, which is 7.5 percent of the total infections, according to the data updated at 8 am.

The recovery rate in the country has further dropped to 91.22 percent, it added.

The active COVID-19 caseload in the country was recorded at its lowest of 1,35,926 on February 12, comprising 1.25 percent of the total infections.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 1,19,13,292, while the case fatality rate has dropped to 1.28 percent, the data stated.

The 780 new fatalities include 376 from Maharashtra, 94 from Chhattisgarh, 56 from Punjab, 39 from Uttar Pradesh, 36 from Karnataka, 35 from Gujarat, 27 from Madhya Pradesh, 24 from Delhi, 19 from Tamil Nadu, 18 from Kerala, and 11 from Haryana.

A total of 1,67,642 deaths due to the disease have been reported so far in the country. The Union Health Ministry stressed that more than 70 percent of the deaths occurred due to comorbidities.

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