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India Witness Highest Surge in Covid Cases with over 1.31 Lakh Infections

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India witnessed highest surge in Covid 19 cases Image source: Internet

With 1,31,787 new COVID-19 cases reported on April 8, India witnessed the highest single-day spike of new Covid-19 cases for the third consecutive day.

As per Union Health Ministry reports, India has recorded 1,31,968 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours.
With this fresh surge, the total number of infections has reached 1,30,60,542.
With 780 new Covid-19 related deaths in the last 24 hours, the toll in the country has mounted to 1,67,642.
Currently, there are 9,79,608 active cases in the country.

As many as 61,899 people were discharged on Thursday taking the total number of recoveries to 1,19,13,292.
The previous high was recorded on Thursday when the country reported 1,26,789 Covid-19 positive cases in a single day.
This is the fourth day when India reported more than 1 lakh cases in a single day.

Till Friday, as many as 9,43,34,262 people have been vaccinated against Covid-19 in the country.
India started its vaccination drive on January 16 with priority given to all healthcare and frontline workers.

From April 2, the government started vaccinating all people above 45 years.

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