India reports 1,84,372 new COVID19 cases, 1,027 deaths
New Delhi, Apr 14: India recorded its biggest-ever single day spike with 1,84,372 fresh cases. With this, India's Covid tally has shot up to 1,38,73,825 cases. India also witnessed 1,027 fatalities due to covid-19 in a single day. The death toll from the deadly infection stands at 1,72,085.
Registering a steady increase for the 35th day in a row, the active cases increased to 13,65,704, comprising 9.84 percent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has dropped to 88.92 percent.
The active caseload was at its lowest at 1, 35,926 on February 12 and it was at its highest at 10,17,754 on September 18, 2020.
The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 1,23,36,036, while the case fatality rate has further dropped to 1.24 percent, the data stated.
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, crossed 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20, and surpassed the one-crore mark on December 19.
According to the ICMR, 26,06,18,866 samples have been tested up to April 13 with 14,11,758 samples being tested on Tuesday.
Experts have blamed the second wave of Covid-19 on virus mutation, full reopening of the economy, public rallies in states holding elections and mass religious festivals.
Amid a rapid surge in Covid-19 cases in the state, Maharashtra announced Section 144 for 15 days in the state with only essential services between 7 am and 8 pm.