Coronavirus cases in India surge over 87.28 lakh after 44,878 fresh infections

Coronavirus cases in India surge over 87.28 lakh after 44,878 fresh infections

Coronavirus cases in India climbed to over 87.28 lakh after the country reported a single-day spike of 44,878 infections, according to the Union health ministry. With the fresh cases reported in a span of 24 hours, India's Covid-19 tally has surged to 87,28,795.

India's death toll due to the Covid-19 infection has also mounted to 128,688 after 547 coronavirus positive patients succumbed to the disease. India currently has 484,547 active cases of coronavirus after a decrease of 4,747 in the last 24 hours.

Of the 87,28,795 total coronavirus cases, 81,15,580 have recovered. A total of 49,079 patients were discharged on Thursday, the Union health ministry said.

Odisha's coronavirus tally on Thursday rose to 3,05,986 with 986 more people testing positive for the infection, while 14 fresh fatalities pushed the toll in the coastal state to 1,483, a health department official said.

On Thursday, Rajasthan former deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot, Cooperatives Minister Uday Lal Anjana and BJP legislator Kalicharan Saraf tested positive for Covid-19 when the state reported 13 deaths due to the disease.

The fatalities toll due to the infection reached 2,032 in the state, said its Health Department bulletin.

The tally of coronavirus cases in Mumbai increased to 2,67,604 on Thursday with 858 new cases being reported, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said. The death toll went up to 10,522 with 19 new coronavirus deaths in the city.