ndia on Thursday reported the biggest daily increase in coronavirus cases since early December with 35,871 new infections, data from the health ministry showed. Total cases in the country have now risen to 1,14,74,605, the highest in the world after the United States and Brazil.
The single-day jump of 35,871 cases was the highest in 102 days, according to PTI. As many as 36,011 new infections were recorded on December 6.
Deaths increased by 172 to 1,59,216 in the past 24 hours. As many as 1,10,63,025 people in India have recovered from the infection, while the active caseload surged to 2,52,364.
The country has recorded more than 20,000 infections for eight consecutive days now.
Since starting the vaccination drive in mid-January, India has administered over 3.64 crore vaccine doses, the health ministry said in a statement. Of these, 14.03 lakh vaccine doses given till Wednesday 7 pm.