With Covid-19 cases rapidly increasing in India, the country reported an all-time high of 1,03,558 new cases of coronavirus in 24 hours. This pushed the total tally to 1,25,89,067, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Monday.
The single-day rise in cases surpassed the earlier peak of 97,894 infections reported on September 17, last year, making it the highest since the pandemic began in India.
The death toll increased to 1,65,101with 478 daily new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed.
With a steady increase for the 26th day in a row, the active caseload in the country is 7,41,830, comprising 5.89 per cent of the total infections while 1,16,82,136 people have recovered from the disease.
The recovery rate and case fatality rate have further dropped to 92.80 per cent and 1.31 per cent respectively, the data stated.
The active caseload was at its lowest at 1, 35,926 on February 12 comprising 1.25 per cent of the total infections.
India's Covid-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5, and 50 lakh on September 16. It went past 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20, and surpassed the one-crore mark on December 19.
According to the ICMR, 24,90,19,657 samples have been tested up to April 4 with 8,93,749 samples being tested on Sunday.
(With inputs from PTI)
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