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New one-day high of about 99k, Sept count crosses 1.5m | India News


NEW DELHI: India registered another record increase in fresh Covid-19 cases, with nearly 99,000 new infections on Thursday, even as the case count in September so far crossed the 1.5 million mark.
As many as 98,795 fresh cases were recorded on Thursday, taking the total caseload to 52,10,317, as per TOI’s data collated from state governments. The previous highest daily count was 98,100 recorded a day earlier, as the tally moved even closer to the 1-lakh mark.
As many as 1,180 deaths from the virus were reported during the day, the third highest daily toll so far. With this, the total coronavirus toll in the country rose to 84,325. Nearly 19,000 of these have come in the current month alone, accounting for 22% of all deaths since the first fatality on March 12. After crossing 40 lakh on Wednesday, recoveries from the infection rose to 40,99,047 on Thursday while active cases increased to nearly 10,26,000.
While Maharashtra reported 24,619 new Covid-19 cases, its second-highest daily surge, at least five states registered their highest single-day spike in infections — Kerala (4,351 new infections), Odisha (4,241), Chhattisgarh (3,809), Punjab (2,896) and Rajasthan (1,7930.
The bulk of the day’s Covid-related deaths again came from Maharashtra, which added 468 to its toll. Other states where deaths were high were Karnataka, which recorded 93 fatalities, Uttar Pradesh (81), Andhra Pradesh (72), Bengal (60), Tamil Nadu (59) and Punjab (57).
As Maharashtra reported its second-highest daily surge in cases, Mumbai added 2,411 fresh cases, its highest daily count so far. This is the second day in a row when Mumbai has added a record number of cases. The total caseload of the state is now 11,45,840 and that of Mumbai is 1,78,385. The state, for the second day in a row, added over 400 deaths (468).
Kerala’s daily count of Covid cases crossed the 4,000-mark for the first time with 4,351 cases being reported on Thursday. Among the new cases, 4,153 were via contact including 72 health workers, 57 had returned from foreign countries and 141 from other states. Ten more Covid deaths were confirmed and 2,737 people recovered from the viral infection.
“The huge surge in cases is a matter of concern,” CM Pinarayi Vijayan said.
Gujarat in 24 hours recorded 1,379 Covid cases, its highest daily tally, taking the total to 1.19 lakh.
Active cases of Covid-19 continued to dip in Tamil Nadu standing at 46,160 on Thursday after 5,560 fresh cases. The state recorded 59 deaths.

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