Coronavirus India Updates: Record Spike In Infections Take Active Cases Above 10.4 Lakh For The First Time
People are assisted by healthcare workers at a rapid-antigen methodology Covid-19 test site set-up outside the Star Mall in the Dadar area of Mumbai. (Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg)

Coronavirus India Updates: Record Spike In Infections Take Active Cases Above 10.4 Lakh For The First Time

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India reported more than 1 lakh Covid-19 infections for the fourth consecutive day, at a time the government seeks to expand its inoculation drive to include workplaces.

More than 1.45 lakh people tested positive for the coronavirus in the last 24 hours --the most in any single day -- according to the Health Ministry’s update as of 8:00 a.m. on April 10.

Active cases stood above 10.4 lakh for the first time ever.

Key Figures

  • Total number of confirmed cases: 1,32,05,926
  • Active cases: 10,46,631
  • Total cured/discharged/migrated: 1,19,90,859
  • Total deaths: 1,68,436
  • New infections in 24 hours: 1,45,384
  • Recoveries in a day: 77,567
  • Deaths in a single day: 794
  • Total vaccination shots administered: 9,80,75,160

India has administered more than 9.8 crore vaccination shots since the immunisation drive began in January, with 34 lakh beneficiaries receiving the shot in just the last 24 hours.

The government will allow vaccines to be administered at private and public workplaces that have more than 100 eligible beneficiaries, starting April 11. Vaccination will still be limited to those above 45 years of age.

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