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COVID-19 | India's daily case count highest in the world

A health worker collects swab samples for COVID-19 test at Sarojini Devi Eye Hospital in Mehdipatnam, Hyderabad.   | Photo Credit: Nagara Gopal

With 1,03,955 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, India continues to record the most number of daily cases globally. Since April 3, India has been consistently registering more daily cases than U.S. and Brazil on an average, accounting for one in every seven new global cases. The last time India led the world in terms of daily cases was during the first wave in September.

The 1,03,955 cases reported on Tuesday is the highest India has recorded in its COVID-19 history. The rapid rise in detected cases was primarily due to a record number of tests conducted on Monday (and for whom results were made available by State health departments on Tuesday). As many as 12.11 lakh tests were conducted on Monday, 3.17 lakh tests more than the previous day.

The figures do not include cases and deaths from Assam, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Ladakh U.T, Nagaland and Sikkim. The data is sourced from covid19india.org, an independent aggregator of daily COVID-19 figures.

COVID-19 | India's daily case count highest in the world

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India also reported 573 new deaths on Tuesday. The country has so far reported a total of 12,816,714 cases and 1,66,291 deaths.

Maharashtra reported 55,469 infections (accounting for nearly 53% of the new cases) on Tuesday followed by Karnataka with 6,150 cases and U.P. with 5,895 new infections.

Maharashtra also recorded the maximum casualties (297) on Monday. Punjab followed with 61 new deaths while Karnataka registered 39 new casualties.

Vaccination exceeds 8 crore

The number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered exceeded the 8 crore mark, with 8,31,10,926 shots given as of 7 a.m. on Tuesday, according to a Health Ministry press release. "More than 43 lakh vaccination doses were administered in the last 24 hours. This is the highest single-day vaccination coverage in the country so far, " the release said. Nine States — Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Kerala, Bihar - accounted for 65% of the total doses given so far.

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