In the highest single-day spike in 2021, India recorded 40,953 fresh Covid-19 infections in the last 24 hours, while 188 deaths took the toll to 1,59,558. With this hike, the number of active cases in the country went past 2.8 lakh and settled at 2,88,394. The total tally on Saturday reached 11,555,284 — 2.36 per cent of which is active cases.
For 10 days straight, India has been registering over 20,000 fresh infections daily. The gap between daily cases and daily recoveries is widening steadily. Against 40,953 fresh infections recorded in the last 24 hours, there were 23,653 recoveries.