The recovery rate in the country further drops to 91.22 per cent
New Delhi, April 9
India registered a record single-day spike of 1,31,968 new Covid cases on Friday, pushing its infection tally to 1,30,60,542, while the death toll increased to 1,67,642 with 780 more fatalities in a day, highest since October 18, the Union Health Ministry data showed.
Registering a steady increase for the 30th day in a row, the number of active Covid cases increased to 9,79,608, which is 7.5 per cent of the total infections, according to the data updated at 8 am.
The recovery rate in the country had further dropped to 91.22 per cent, it added.
The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 1,19,13,292, while the case fatality rate has dropped to 1.28 per cent, the data stated.
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research, 25,40,41,584 samples have been tested for Covid in the country so far, including 13,64,205 on Thursday.
The 780 new fatalities include 376 from Maharashtra, 94 from Chhattisgarh, 56 from Punjab, 39 from Uttar Pradesh, 36 from Karnataka, 35 from Gujarat, 27 from Madhya Pradesh, 24 from Delhi, 19 from Tamil Nadu, 18 from Kerala and 11 from Haryana.