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India registers 2,183 new Covid cases, 90% jump in last 24 hours

The country also reported increase in Covid deaths with 214 fresh fatalities, while active cases declined to 11,542, as per the health ministry's data.

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New Delhi: India registered a huge spike in coronavirus infections with 2,183 new cases, an almost 90 per cent jump in the last 24 hours, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated Monday. The country had logged 1,150 Covid cases yesterday.

The country also reported an increase in Covid deaths with 214 fresh fatalities in the last 24 hours, while the active cases declined to 11,542, as per the health ministry’s data.

Capital New Delhi has taken a significant turn for the worse and currently has 1,518 infections, highest since 3 March.

The Centre’s data also showed that overall active cases now comprised 0.03 per cent of total infections, while the national Covid recovery rate remained at 98.76 per cent.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 4,25,10,773, while the case fatality rate was recorded as 1.21 per cent. The cumulative doses administered in the country so far under the nationwide Covid vaccination drive has exceeded 186.54 crore.

India’s Covid-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on 7 August, 2020, 30 lakh on 23 August, 40 lakh on 5 September and 50 lakh on 16 September. It went past 60 lakh on 28 September, 70 lakh on 11 October, crossed 80 lakh on 29 October, 90 lakh on 20 November and surpassed the one-crore mark on 19 December. The country crossed the grim milestone of two crore on 4 May and three crore on 23 June last year.

With inputs from PTI.

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