For the first time, India registers more than 1 lakh daily coronavirus cases
New Delhi : Coronavirus daily case tally in India has surpassed the 1-lakh mark for the first time in history, making the nation only second after the US to have such a number of daily cases.
On Monday, the country's daily cases soared by 103,558, showed the data on the health ministry website. With this India's total cases have gone to 12.6 million, the highest after the US and Brazil.
Deaths jumped by 478, still one of the lowest death rates in the world, raising the total to 165,101.
Most coronavirus cases across the world in the last week has been registered in India.
India reported more than 90,000 cases every day in September last year – hitting a high of 97,894 cases on September 16 – after which infections came down sharply, only to rise again starting late February as the economy reopened fully and new virus mutants spread.
Maharashtra has been the worst-hit state in the nation, accounting more than 50 per cent of the daily cases. The state has announced strict restriction with lockdown on weekends to decrease the number of cases.