New Delhi, April 09:

India on Friday reported a single-day spike of 1,31,968 new Covid-19 cases, taking the total infection tally to 13,060,542, while the number of active cases has now been pushed to 9,79,608. This is the fourth time India’s 24-hour tally breached the 1-lakh mark. India reported 103,558 cases on April 5 and 115,736 infections on April 7. On April 8, the 24-hour tally was 1,26,789.

With Friday’s rise, India’s active cases settled at 9,79,608 —7.04 per cent of the total tally. In February, the active Covid-19 caseload of the country reached the lowest as daily infections were on a steady decline. On February 12, there were 1,35,926 active Covid-19 cases, comprising 1.25 per cent of the total infections.

Single-day recoveries in the country are also increasing as in the last 24 hours, 61,899 patients were discharge, taking the total number of recoveries to 11,913,292. A total of 780 people have died of the infection in the last 24 hours.

The rise comes at a time when containment measures are being tightened and several states have announced mini-lockdowns, night curfew, weekend lockdowns etc.