COVID-19: India records biggest single-day jump in 30 days

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With 16,752 new infections, India’s COVID-19 tally climbed to 1,10,96,731 on Sunday.

This was the highest in the last 30 days, according to Union health ministry data.

The country had recorded 18,855 new infections on 29 January, Press Trust of India reported.

The death toll mounted to 1,57,051 with 113 fresh fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed.

The active caseload further increased to 1,64,511. It constitutes1.48 per cent of the total infections, it showed.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 1,07,75,169, which translates to a national COVID-19 recovery rate of 97.10 percent. The case fatality rate stands at 1.42 percent.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research, 21,62,31,106 samples had been tested until 27 February with 7,95,723 being tested on Saturday.

The 113 new fatalities include 51 from Maharashtra, 18 from Kerala and 11 from Punjab, among other parts of the country.

So far, 1,57,051 deaths have been reported in the country including 52,092 from Maharashtra, 12,493 from Tamil Nadu,12,326 from Karnataka,10,909 from Delhi, 10,266 from West Bengal, 8,725 from Uttar Pradesh and 7,169 from Andhra Pradesh.

The health ministry stressed that more than 70 percent of the deaths occurred due to comorbidities.

“Our figures are being reconciled with the Indian Council of Medical Research,” the ministry said on its website, adding that state-wise distribution of figures is subject to further verification and reconciliation

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