India surpasses US to report world's largest single-day tally of covid cases

This is one tally that Indians are surely not proud of, especially not being in the top of THE list - India is now on top of the global tally, surpassing rest of the world to end up with the most number of COVID-19 cases with nearly 22,91,428 active cases,  

By the numbers

  • According to WHO, there have been 142,557,268 confirmed cases of COVID-19 globally, including 3,037,398 deaths. 
  • Globally, a total of 889,827,023 vaccine doses have been administered. 
  • India now has 2,291,428 active cases with the total number cases recorded at over 15.93 million.
  • In past 24 hours, more than 2.2 million vaccines were administered in India, taking the overall doses to 132 million 

For the past few weeks, the number of cases India have been skyrocketing, setting new records almost every day. The Indian health ministry said on Thursday that India recorded 312,731 new infections in a 24-hour period, marking a new milestone in the coronavirus pandemic. 

It is the highest daily case count in a single country since the virus surfaced in China more than a year ago. 

The death toll has also been climbing steadily. On Thursday, the Indian government recorded 2,104 deaths, and an average of more than 1,300 people have died of the virus every day for the past week. 

All this in the backdrop of the large-scale vaccination drive the country is undertaking on a war footing.  According to the health ministry, 13,23,30,644 Indians have been vaccinated against COVID-19 thus far.  

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