Over 8,000 coronavirus cases reported in 24 hours in Delhi for first time
India has reported nearly 44,679 fresh Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours. The total caseload now stands at 8,636,011. The country's death toll has mounted to 127,615.
India has conducted the second-highest number of tests for detection of Covid-19 cases in the world at 119.6 million, with rapid antigen tests comprising 49 per cent and RT-PCR 46 per cent of the total tests done till Tuesday, according to the Union health ministry. Delhi recorded 7,830 fresh Covid-19 cases, its highest single-day spike to date, taking the infection tally in the national capital to over 450,000 even as 83 new fatalities pushed the toll to 7,143. Kerala reported 6,010 new Covid-19 cases on Tuesday, taking the tally to 495,712, while 28 more fatalities pushed the toll to 1,742.