India's massive jump in COVID-deaths, 6,148 in the last 24 hours
India recorded 6,148 deaths due to COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, the highest number of fatalities recorded in a single day, according to the Union Health Ministry data, on Thursday.
The Ministry data showed that the total number of active cases now stands at 11,67,952 after 94,052 new cases were recorded yesterday. The death toll has also risen to 3,59,676.
Meanwhile, 1,51,367 people have recovered from the disease in the last 24 hours, taking the recovery rate to 94.77%.
The unlikely rise in daily fatalities could be attributed to the revised figures given by the Bihar government.
The government, on Wednesday, initially reported 20 new deaths and an overall death toll of 5,478. Later, a backlog of 3,951 fatalities was added, taking the actual death toll to 9429, news media reported.
The total vaccination stands at 24,27,26,693, with 33,79,261 being inoculated on Wednesday.
The number of new cases continues to remain below the one lakh mark for three days consecutively.
(Edited by Marvin Kharsohnoh)
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