New Delhi: India on Thursday reported another spike in Covid-19 cases after the country reported 41,195 new cases in the last 24 hours. The cases went up by 2,842 cases from 38,353 new Covid-19 cases recorded a day earlier.
The spike continued for the second continuous day on Thursday, after a significant spike from the 28,204 cases reported on Tuesday. The cases went up by nearly 10,000 according to the data of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a total of 48,73,70,196 samples were tested up to August 11, of which, 21,24,953 samples were tested yesterday.
On Thursday, the active cases increased to 3,87,987, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Thursday. The country’s recovery rate is 97.45 per cent.
The death toll climbed to 4,29,669 with 490 fresh fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed.
The active cases comprise 1.21 per cent of the total infections, while the national Covid-19 recovery rate stands at 97.45 per cent, the ministry said.
An increase of 1,636 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.
According to the Health Ministry, 52,36,71,019 doses of vaccine have been administered so far with 44,19,627 doses being administered in the past 24 hours alone.
India is seeing a surge in cases after new infections had dipped below 30,000 daily cases after 132 days on July 27.
Within a fortnight, the numbers doubled, which sounded alarm bells throughout the country as medical infrastructure, doctors and patients grappled with resource crunch. India had crossed the grim milestone of two crores on May 4.
The new infections had stayed above 200,000-mark since April 15. The new cases have been increasing at an alarming pace since the country broke the one lakh case barrier on April 4 when it reported 1,03,558 new Covid-19 cases.