Over 66,000 coronavirus cases in a day is new peak in India
New Delhi : India has registered its yet another biggest single-day spike of 66,999 COVID-19 cases, taking the total number of infections to 23,96,637. The satisfying news remains that the recovery rate for coronavirus is above 70 per cent with 16,95,982 people recovering in the country from the highly-contagious disease, government data this morning showed.
With the death of 942 patients in the last 24 hours, the county's fatality count rose 47,033, the Union Health Ministry said.
India remains the third worst-hit country by the pandemic after the United States and Brazil.
In India, Maharashtra continues to be the worst-affected state from the infection, followed by Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal.
Maharashtra has seen 5,48,313 cases so far, which include 1,47,820 active cases and 13,408 recoveries. The state recorded 12,712 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday while the death count stands at 18,650.
The second worst-affected state, Tamil Nadu, reported 5,871 new COVID-19 cases and 119 deaths on Wednesday, taking the total number of cases to 3,14,520.
Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday crossed 2.50 lakh overall cases of COVID-19, as it added 9,597 fresh cases. The state has recorded 2,54,146 cases so far.