This is the second time that the country has recorded more than 100,000 cases in a single day. The active caseload, meanwhile, has risen to over 800,000.
India’s tally of cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) on Wednesday rose by more than 100,000 fresh infections for a second time as the Union ministry of health and family welfare's (MoHFW) dashboard showed that a record 115,736 cases were detected in the country in the preceding 24 hours. On April 5, 103,558 new cases were reported from across the country.
With this, India's Covid-19 tally has risen to 12,801,785, the health ministry's dashboard showed on Wednesday morning. Total recovered cases reached 11,792,135 after 59,856 more patients recovered from the viral disease in this period, the dashboard showed. Active cases mounted to 843,743, rising by 55,250 cases, while 630 fresh fatalities were also recorded in this period, taking the overall death toll to 166,177.
Recovered cases, active cases and deaths comprise 92.48%, 6,21% and 1.30% of India's total Covid-19 tally. The country's new positive cases were from 1,208,329 samples tested on Tuesday, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said, adding that total 251,439,598 samples have been tested thus far.