India records 43,846 new Covid-19 infections, more than 3 lakh active cases

The active cases in the country crossed the 3 lakh-mark after 20693 new active cases were added to the count, which accounts for 2.5% of the cases

India records 43,846 new Covid-19 infections, more than 3 lakh active cases
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India on Sunday recorded 43,846 fresh infections of coronavirus disease (Covid-19), pushing the cumulative tally past 11,599,130, data by the Union health ministry said. This is the highest daily spike in the Covid-19 cases recorded this year.

People are seen at a crowded market amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in Mumbai, India, March 19, 2021. (Reuters)

People are seen at a crowded market amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in Mumbai, India, March 19, 2021. (Reuters)

The active cases in the country crossed the 3 lakh-mark after 20693 new active cases were added to the count, which accounts for 2.5% of the cases.

India on Sunday recorded 43,846 fresh infections of coronavirus disease (Covid-19), pushing the cumulative tally past 11,599,130, data by the Union health ministry said. This is the highest daily spike in the Covid-19 cases recorded this year.

Witnessing a surge in the last 10 days, India's death toll rose to 159,755 after 197 fatalities were recorded in the last 24 hours, showed health ministry's data updated at 8 am.

A total of 11,130,288 people have recovered from the viral contagion, with 22,956 recoveries recorded in the last 24 hours, lodging the country's recovery rate at 95.9%.

The sharp rise in Covid-19 cases has been recorded in the month of March, which experts point out is an evident second wave based on the increasing positivity rate and active cases.

India registered over one lakh cases in just three days. On Saturday, India saw 40,953 new cases, Friday 39,726 new cases were registered while 35,871 fresh cases were registered on Thursday

India reported 40,944 new cases on Friday, up from 39,703 recorded on the previous day. The seven-day rolling average of daily cases crossed 30,000, rising from 29,350 on Thursday to 31,647, a growth of 7.8%. The seven-day average has risen by more than 5% for an unprecedented six days in a row, making this the sharpest rise in cases since the pandemic began.

Maharashtra recorded 25,681 fresh cases on Friday, marginally lower than its highest ever count of 25,833 reported on the previous day. Mumbai logged 3,063 new cases, the highest ever single-day addition of Covid infections in the city.

Other states that continued to record a surge were Chhattisgarh (1,097 cases, highest since January 4), Haryana (872, highest since December 14), Delhi (716, highest since December 27), Rajasthan (402, highest since January 11), Uttar Pradesh (393, highest since January 20), Bengal (347, highest since January 24), Telangana (313, highest since January 13), Himachal Pradesh (182, highest since January 1), J&K (152, highest since January 3), Odisha (110, highest since January 31) and Jharkhand (105, highest since January 20).