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Coronavirus | Over 1.4 lakh new cases reported

A view of the partially deserted road during a night curfew ahead of the scheduled weekend lockdown imposed by Maharashtra government in Mumbai on April 9, 2021.   | Photo Credit: AFP

India’s daily COVID-19 case count surpassed the 1.4 lakh mark on Friday with 1,44,797 infections reported as of 11.30 p.m., the highest single-day spike recorded since the outbreak last year. As many as 773 deaths were also recorded on the day.

The figures do not include cases and deaths from Ladakh. The data is sourced from covid19india.org, an independent aggregator of daily COVID-19 figures.

Coronavirus | Over 1.4 lakh new cases reported
 

The country has so far reported a total of 1,32,02,751 cases and 1,68,467 deaths.

Maharashtra reported 58,993 infections (accounting for nearly 41% of the new cases) on Friday, followed by Chhattisgarh with 11,447 cases and Uttar Pradesh with 9,587 new infections.

Maharashtra also recorded the highest number of deaths (301) on Friday. Chhattisgarh followed with 91 deaths, Punjab with 56, while Karnataka registered 46 new casualties. The country recorded 77,193 recoveries on the day, taking the total to 1,19,87,934.

The number of samples tested continued to rise steadily, crossing the 13-lakh mark on Thursday. As many as 13,64,205 tests were conducted on the day, taking the cumulative samples tested to 25,40,41,584.

Maharashtra (15% of new tests), Uttar Pradesh (13%) and Gujarat (8%) led the list in terms of the absolute number of new tests conducted on Thursday. However, in terms of tests conducted relative to the population size, Delhi, Jammu and Kashmir and Uttarakhand were the front-runners.

Over 9.43 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in India as of 7 a.m. on Friday. About 41% of doses were given to those aged 60 and above. However, wide disparities exist among States when it comes to vaccination coverage for senior citizens.

As of Thursday, less than 15% of that age group received a dose in Tamil Nadu, Punjab, Telangana and Assam, while over 50% of the 60-year-olds in Rajasthan, Sikkim and Tripura were administered a shot.

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