India records 3,016 new COVID-19 cases, highest in nearly six months

This comes after the nation recorded a single-day rise of 2,151 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday.

Published: 30th March 2023 11:05 AM  |   Last Updated: 30th March 2023 02:41 PM   |  A+A-

A health worker conducts COVID-19 Rapid Antigen test at the district administration office, coronavirus

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NEW DELHI: India saw a single-day rise of 3,016 fresh coronavirus cases, the highest in nearly six months, while the active cases increased to 13,509, according to the Union health ministry data updated on Thursday.

This comes after the nation recorded a single-day rise of 2,151 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday.

A total of 3,375 cases were recorded on October 2 last year.

The country's COVID-19 death toll has increased to 5,30,862 with 14 latest fatalities -- three reported by Maharashtra, two from Delhi and one reported by Himachal Pradesh in a span of 24 hours and eight reconciled by Kerala.

According to the ministry data updated at 8 am, the daily positivity was recorded at 2.73 per cent, while the weekly positivity was pegged at 1.71 per cent.


The infection tally stands at 4.47 crore (4,47,12,692).

The active cases now comprise 0.03 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has been recorded at 98.78 per cent, according to the health ministry website.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 4,41,68,321, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.19 per cent.

According to the ministry's website, 220. 65 crore doses of Covid vaccine have been administered in the country so far under the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive.

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