India registers highest spike of 3,293 COVID-19 fatalities; death toll over 2-lakh mark
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New Delhi, Apr 28: Union health minstry on Wednesday said that India reported more than 3.6 lakh new cases of COVID-19 – the seventh consecutive day when the daily spike has been above 3 lakh infections. With the addition of 3,60,960 new COVID-19 infections, India’s case tally has surged to 1,79,97,267.
According to reports, over the last 24 hours, India also added 3,293 fresh fatalities to its death count which has now crossed the 2-lakh mark to be at 2,01,187. Today’s count of 3,293 deaths is the highest single-day surge in COIVD-19 related fatalities in the country.
Meanwhile, India’s COVID-19 tally surged past 17.99 million with 360,960 fresh cases recorded in the last 24 hours while the death toll due to the viral disease crossed the 200,000 mark with 3,293 fatalities recorded during the same period.
According to the health ministry, India has been reporting over 300,000 new infections daily for the past one week amid a scarcity of health infrastructure. The active cases in the country stand at 2,978,709, which accounts for 16.34 per cent of the total confirmed cases.