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India clocks 132,788 lakh new Covid-19 cases, sees rise in single-day infection


New Delhi:  India on Wednesday recorded 132,788 lakh new coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases in the past 24 hours, a marked increase from Tuesday’s single-day spike, showed data shared by the Union health ministry at 8am on Wednesday. With this, the country’s cumulative infection tally has crossed 28.3 million, mounting to 28,307,832. As many as 3,207 new deaths were also recorded in this duration, which took the fatality toll to 335,102.
India’s daily Covid-19 cases had been witnessing a sharp dip and had decreased gradually in the last four weeks as the measured lockdowns in parts of the country yield results. On Tuesday, the country reported a single-day spike of 127,510 Covid-19 cases, which was the lowest in nearly two months. However, Wednesday’s rise showed that it is still too early to discount the impact of the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The country’s Covid-19 recovery rate has been improving, though, with the number of cured patients per day continuing to outnumber new infections for nearly three weeks now. According to the Union ministry of health and family welfare, as many as 25,947,629 patients in India have recovered from Covid-19 till now, which accounts for a 92.09% recovery rate nationwide.


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