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India records 1.7 lakh new COVID-19 cases, 904 deaths

India records 1.7 lakh new COVID-19 cases, 904 deaths

India reported 1,69,899 fresh cases of COVID-19 on April 11, marking the biggest single-day spike since the beginning of the pandemic last year. 

As many as 904 deaths were also recorded on the day. This is the second straight day the country reported more than 1.5 lakh new cases. 

Maharashtra reported 63,294 infections, accounting for nearly 37% of the new cases, followed by Uttar Pradesh (15,276), Delhi (10,774) and Karnataka (10,250).

The country has so far reported a total of 1,35,25,364 cases cases and 1,70,209 deaths. As many as 75,288 recoveries were recorded on April 11, taking the total to 1,21,53,621.

The number of vaccine doses administered in India has crossed 10 crore, with 10,43,65,035 shots recorded as of 8 p.m. on April 11.

The pace of vaccination picked up in April, with an average of over 36.4 lakh doses administered daily this month.

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