India witnessed a massive surge in fresh Covid-19 cases with a sharp 44% rise compared to the previous day amid the rising concerns over the highly contagious Omicron Covid variant cases in the country. With the 44% rise, the country has recorded over 13,000 new Covid cases on Wednesday, according to the data released by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
The new Covid infections registered were nearly double the daily tally of Covid cases recorded in the past two days. India witnessed a rise in infection by over 40% for two consecutive days. On Tuesday, the daily tally rose by nearly 47% with around 9,155, cases from the previous day's tally of around 6,242 cases.
Multiple states had recorded a drop in the daily Covid cases over the past week due to which the country was recording a significant drop as well. However, national capital Delhi and financial capital Mumbai have witnessed an increase in cases in the past days which has pushed the overall tally further. Kerala among other states also witnessed a rise in their daily Covid cases.
With 579 new infections in the last 24 hours, Delhi has recorded a rise in its daily tally, as per the data released by the Ministry of Health. Gujarat registered 482 cases, while Karnataka, Jharkhand, and West Bengal recorded 315, 321, and 270 new infections in the last 24 hours respectively. According to the data, Maharastra has recorded the highest rise with 2394 new Covid infections in the last 24 hours. Tamil Nadu, Odisha, Rajasthan, Telangana, Bihar, Punjab, and Goa also recorded a rise in fresh cases.
The highest growth rates for two continuous days were observed during the second wave when the country recorded a steep rise of 35% and 13.5% on March 31 and April 1, respectively.
The total number of active cases in the country is 82402 and with 268 fatalities in the last 24 hours, the total tally of death due to Covid has increased to 480860. The recovery of 7486 patients in the past day has also pushed the total tally of recovered in the country to 34258778.