India reports 2.41 lakh new coronavirus cases in a day
New Delhi : India on Wednesday recorded over 2,41,003 new coronavirus cases. The infections have increased by more than 165% compared with the case count a week ago.
The number of tests have also increased significantly, On January 11, 17,61,900 tests were conducted, a 25% increase from a week ago, the results for them came on January 12.
The number of active cases in the country crossed the 10.5-lakh mark, and the cumulative infections stood at 3.62 crore.
on January 12, 372 new fatalities were recorded, not wavering much from the average levels recorded in the past month.
Active cases in Maharashtra crossed 2.4 lakh, after the State reported 46,723 new cases on January 12, the highest single-day jump in the past fortnight.
The State’s active case burden stood at 2,40,122 and the test positivity rate at 9.89%. A higher than usual fatality figure was reported on January 12, with 32 deaths pushing the cumulative death toll to 1,41,701.