India records highest-ever COVID-19 related deaths in a day

Ruben Fields
April 21, 2021

Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka and Kerala cumulatively account for 62.07 per cent of India's total active cases.

The daily positivity rate (7-day moving average) continues to show an upward trend, now stands at 15.99%. The national capital also recorded 23,686 fresh coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours.

A total of 1,82,553 deaths have been reported so far in the country including 61,343 from Maharashtra, 13,646 from Karnataka, 13,205 from Tamil Nadu, 12,638 from Delhi, 10,652 from West Bengal, 10,159 from Uttar Pradesh, 8,045 from Punjab, and 7,472 from Andhra Pradesh.

On Tuesday, the health ministry reported 259,170 new infections nationwide - a sixth day over 200,000 and getting closer to the peak of almost 300,000 seen in the United States in January.

According to reports, the Tuesday's national coronavirus case count was almost three times higher than the peak of 98,795 daily infections recorded during the first wave on September 17. The active cases of coronavirus in India crossed the grim milestone of the 2-million mark (20 lakh) on Tuesday which is the highest ever recorded active caseload in a given period of time since the start of the pandemic a year ago.

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The details of the available beds can be found on the Delhi Corona app, he told reporters, adding the Delhi government was making efforts to increase the number of beds, and approximately 1,000-1,500 beds are being added every day.

Coronavirus has infected 2,95,041 people in India and killed 2,023 in the last 24 hours, in a grim record high.

The National Mortality Rate has been falling and now stands at 1.18%. Maharashtra saw the maximum casualties (351).

So far, a total of 26,94,14,035 samples have been tested in the country. Delhi recorded 240 deaths in the past 24 hours, much higher than the 161 reported a day earlier. These are Ladakh (UT), D&D & D&N, Tripura, Sikkim, Mizoram, Lakshadweep, Nagaland, A&N Islands and Arunachal Pradesh.

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