Coronavirus India Updates: Daily Infection Count At Seven-Month High
A blood sample is taken for a Covid-19 antibody survey in India. Photographer: T. Narayan/Bloomberg

Coronavirus India Updates: Daily Infection Count At Seven-Month High

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India reported the biggest jump in new coronavirus infections in nearly seven months amid a second wave of the pandemic.

As many as 89,129 people tested positive for Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, according to the Health Ministry’s update as of 8:00 a.m. on April 3. That’s the highest daily addition since Sept. 21, 2020.

The new case count was more than double the 44,202 recoveries, taking India’s active caseload to 6.58 lakh. Daily death toll stood at 714.

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  • Total number of confirmed coronavirus cases: 1,23,92,260.
  • Active cases: 6,58,909.
  • Cured/discharged/migrated: 1,15,69,241.
  • Deaths: 1,64,110.

Source: Health Ministry

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