The Fact News Service

At 1.17 lakh, India’s new Covid cases hit 7-month high

New Delhi, January 7

The single-day rise in coronavirus infections was recorded above one lakh after 214 days, taking India’s total tally of Covid cases to 3,52,26,386, which includes 3,007 cases of omicron reported across 27 states and UTs, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Friday.

Out of the total ocases reported so far, 1,199 people have recovered or migrated.

Maharashtra recorded the maximum number of 876 cases followed by Delhi at 465, Karnataka 333, Rajasthan 291, Kerala 284 and Gujarat 204.

The country saw a single-day rise of  1,17,100 new coronavirus infections, while the active cases increased to 3,71,363, the highest in around 120 days, according to the data updated at 8 am.

The death toll climbed to 4,83,178 with 302 fresh fatalities, the data stated.

The country last reported over one lakh cases on June 7 last year when 1,00,636 infections were recorded.

The  active cases comprise 1.05 per cent of the total infections, while the national Covid recovery rate has decreased to 97.57 per cent, the ministry said. An increase of 85,962 cases has been recorded in the active Covid caseload in a span of 24 hours.

The 302 new fatalities include 221 from Kerala and 19 from West Bengal.

A total of 4,83,178 deaths have been reported so far in the country including 1,41,594 from Maharashtra, 49,116 from Kerala, 38,358 from Karnataka, 36,825 from Tamil Nadu, 25,127 from Delhi, 22,917 from Uttar Pradesh and 19,846 from West Bengal.