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India reports 3.14 lakh new Covid cases, highest-ever daily spike
India reports 3.14 lakh new Covid cases, highest-ever daily spike

New Delhi, April 22 (TIWN) India reported 3,14,835 Covid-19 new cases in the last 24 hours, the highest single-day spike since the onset of the pandemic early last year, taking the overall infection tally to 1,59,30,965 on Thursday, according to data from the Union Health Ministry.

The national coronavirus recovery rate reached 84.46 per cent with 1,78,841 people getting cured of the virus in the last 24 hours.  India's daily jump of 3,14,835 is the highest one-day rise globally as it surpasses the 2,97,430 cases posted by the United States in January, according to a Reuters report.

States like Maharashtra (67,468), Chhattisgarh (20,393), Delhi (25,060), Punjab (4,953), Uttar Pradesh (33,106), Kerala (22,414), Karnataka (23,558), Rajasthan (14,622), Tamil Nadu (11,681) and West Bengal (10,784) have reported the highest number of daily coronavirus cases.

India has administered 13,23,30,644 coronavirus vaccines as of April 22, i.e., Thursday. Out of these, 11,31,47,596 people received the first dose whereas 1,91,83,048 people got the second dose of the vaccine.

Coronavirus vaccinations have crossed the 1 crore-mark in states like Maharashtra (1,32,79,970), Rajasthan (1,16,50,301), Uttar Pradesh (1,12, 59, 746) and Gujarat (1,09,38,424). West Bengal and Karnataka follow closely at 93, 96,277 and 79, 58,245 vaccinations respectively. While Madhya Pradesh has vaccinated 75, 66,383 people, Bihar has inoculated total of 60,57,811 people against the contagion. Chhattisgarh and Andhra Pradesh have administered 51,46,710 doses and 49,68,504 doses of the life-saving jab so far.

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