India records biggest one-day jump in COVID-19 cases in a month

A woman wearing a face mask buys fruit at a market in Mumbai, August 20, 2020. Photo: Reuters / Hemanshi Kamani / File Photo.

New Delhi: India’s COVID-19 tally rose to 1,10,96,731 on Sunday with 16,752 new infections, the highest in the past 30 days, according to data from the Union Ministry of Health.

The death toll stood at 1.57.051 with 113 new deaths, according to data updated at 8 a.m.

The country had recorded 18,855 new infections as of January 29.

The number of active cases increased further to 1,64511. It constitutes 1.48% of total infections, according to the data.

The number of people who have recovered from the disease has climbed to 1.07.75,169, resulting in a national recovery rate from COVID-19 of 97.10%. The case fatality rate is 1.42%.

India’s COVID-19 tally crossed 20 lakh on August 7, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and 50 lakh on September 16. 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20 and crossed the one crore mark on December 19.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research, 21,62,31,106 samples had been tested until February 27, with 7.95,723 being tested on Saturday.