India reports 53,237 COVID-19 cases as infections spike in Delhi

India reports 53,237 COVID-19 cases as infections spike in Delhi

India recorded a spike of 53,237 new COVID-19 incidences on Tuesday, pushing the total case tally of the nation to 12,148,599. While the overall number of recoveries have reached 11,432,077 the death toll increased to 162,502. The active caseload now comprised 549,172 cases, according to the data from the union health ministry. As many as 41,242 patients were discharged on the day whilst 355 succumbed to the infection.

Over 85% of the new cases were reported from eight states including Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Punjab and Madhya Pradesh

Maharashtra registered 27,918 new cases on Tuesday and has over 3.4 lakh active cases at present. The cumulative count of coronavirus infections in the state has surged to 2,773,436. As many as 2,377,127 people have recovered from the infection till now. The state currently has 340,542 active cases, while the death toll has mounted to 54,422.

The total confirmed case tally of Kerala increased to 11,21,932 after recording 2,389 new cases on Tuesday. The active cases totalled 24,646. The state recorded 1,946 discharges and 16 deaths on the day. While the overall recoveries reached 1,092,365, the death toll surged to 4,607, till now.

The active infections in Karnataka went up to 25,541 on Tuesday after recording 2,975 fresh cases. The total case tally rose to 992,779 while the overall recoveries and deaths increased to 954,678 and 12,541 respectively.

Chhattisgarh recorded 3,108 fresh cases, 1,197 recoveries and 35 deaths on Tuesday. The total confirmed cases rose to 344,624 of which the active infections comprised 22,057 cases.

Other states which saw a spike included Tamil Nadu (2,342), Gujarat (2,220), Punjab (2,188), Madhya Pradesh (2,173), Andhra Pradesh (993), Delhi (992), Haryana (980), and Uttar Pradesh (918).

Amid new spike in COVID-19 cases Delhi has started random COVID testing of passengers at the airport from Wednesday (March 31) to check the spread of virus as the national capital sees a surge yet again. The move will be implemented next at bus stations and railway stations in the city, stated the officials.

Over 63.054,353 beneficiaries have been vaccinated in India so far since the inoculation drive began on January 16.