India records highest spike of daily COVID-19 cases

Sun Online Desk

3rd April, 2021 01:50:40 printer

India records highest spike of daily COVID-19 cases


India's COVID-19 tally rose to 12,392,260 on Saturday as 89,129 new cases were reported from across the country, according to the latest figures released by the federal health ministry.

Besides, 714 deaths were registered, taking the death toll to 164,110.

Both the number of new cases and deaths are the highest this year, as another wave of the pandemic looms large in India.

There are still 658,909 active cases in the country, while 11,569,241 people have been discharged from hospitals after medical treatment.

In January, the number of daily cases in the country had come down to below 10,000 as 9,102 new cases were reported between Jan. 25-26.

India kicked off a nationwide vaccination drive in January, and so far over 73 million people have been vaccinated across the country.