India reported 68,020 fresh COVID-19 cases on Monday 29 March, taking the country’s tally to 1,20,39,644. Meanwhile, the death toll rose to 1,61,843 with 291 deaths in the last 24 hours.
This is the highest one-day spike in cases since October 2021.
According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, there are currently 5,21,808 active cases in the country, while a total of 1,13,55,993 people have been cured so far with 32,231 discharges in the last 24 hours.
The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said on Monday that the total number of samples tested till March 28 is 24,18,64,161, of which 9,13,319 samples were tested on Sunday, March 28.
Many states have taken matters seriously and issued new guidelines to prevent the spread of the virus before the upcoming festival season.
The Ministry of Health has stated that six states – Maharashtra, Punjab, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh – are responsible for the majority of new COVID-19 cases.