New Delhi: India on Friday reported 1,31,968 new cases of Covid-19, the highest single-day spike since the outbreak of the pandemic, pushing the tally to 1,30,60,542.
In the same period, 780 people lost their lives, mounting the death toll to 1,67,642.
Of the 1,31,968 fresh infections, Maharashtra recorded 56,286 cases, Chhattisgarh– 10,662 cases, Uttar Pradesh– 8,490, Delhi– 7,437 while 6,570 cases were detected in Karnataka.
According to the Ministry’s data updated at 0800 hrs this morning, the number of active COVID-19 infections hiked to 9,79,608, which is 7.5 per cent of the total cases, while the recovery rate has further declined to 91.22 per cent.
Meanwhile, as many as 13,64,205 samples were tested on Thursday taking the total so far to 25,40,41,584, as per the Indian Council of Medical Research data.