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India records highest single-day COVID deaths of 1761, over 2.59 lakh new cases

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New Delhi: India recorded the highest single-day deaths of Covid-19 patients with 1,761 new fatalities registered in the last 24 hours and taking the death toll to 1,80,530, according to the Health Ministry data released on Tuesday.

Ten states account for 82.74% of the new deaths among which Maharashtra leads with 351 deaths, the highest single-day COVID-19 fatality count followed by Delhi with 240, Chattisgarh with 175 and UP with 167 death count.

However, 9 States/UTs including Ladakh, D&D & D&N, Tripura, Sikkim, Mizoram, Lakshadweep, Nagaland, A&N Islands and Arunachal Pradesh have reported no death in the last 24 hours.

India reported 2,59,170 fresh Covid cases in the same period, a slight decline against the previous day's tally of 2,73,810 cases, the highest single-day spike ever.

With this, the country's overall Covid tally rose to 1,53,21,089, according to the Health Ministry data.

The daily active cases tally rose to 20, 31,977.

States like Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Gujarat, Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh have been reporting the maximum number of cases for the last few weeks.

This is the sixth consecutive day that the country has registered over two lakh Covid cases. India on Sunday recorded 2,61,500 new cases, 2,34,692 cases on Saturday, 2,00,739 and 2,17,353 cases on Thursday and Friday respectively.

A total of 1,54,761 patients recovered in the same time span, taking the number of recoveries to 1,31,08,582 with a recovery rate of 85.65 per cent.

The Health Ministry said that a total of 15,19,486 samples were tested in the last 24 hours. So far, a total of 26,94,14,035 samples have been tested in the country.

According to the government data, a total of 32,76,555 people were also vaccinated in the same period, taking the total inoculation count to 12,71,29,113.

(with inputs from IANS)

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