In a shocking development, India has recorded 3,86,452 fresh cases of Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, the biggest single-day spike reported in the country since the pandemic began. With this, the total caseload rose to over 1,87,62,976.
Out of the total Covid-19 cases, India has nearly 31 lakh active cases while over 1.53 crore people have recovered after testing positive. The country also reported 3,498 deaths in the last 24 hours and continued to put over 3,000 deaths for the third consecutive day. With the addition of recent deaths, the death toll surged to 2,08,330.
The 3,498 new deaths include 771 from Maharashtra, 395 from Delhi, 295 from Uttar Pradesh, 270 from Karnataka, 251 from Chhattisgarh, 180 from Gujarat, 158 from Rajasthan, 145 from Jharkhand, 137 from Punjab and 107 from Tamil Nadu.
The official data reveals that nearly 35% of the country’s total Coronavirus cases have been recorded in April only. Meanwhile, the ICMR updated that as many as 28,63,92,086 samples have been tested up to April 29.