New Delhi: India has recorded a massive surge in the number of Covid-19 cases. In the last 24 hours, the country registered 72,330 cases.
With the latest addition, the country’s tally has soared to 12,221,665, according to MoHFW. With active cases hitting 584,055, India is now the 5th-worst hit country. The death toll from the deadly infection jumped to 162,960.
Maharashtra on Wednesday reported as many as 39,544 new coronavirus cases, its second-highest single-day rise in infection tally since the pandemic began. The surge in Covid-19 cases continued in Delhi with 1,819 new cases being reported in the last 24 hours.
The five most affected states by total cases are Maharashtra (2,812,980), Kerala (1,119,542), Karnataka (989,804), Andhra Pradesh (899,812), and Tamil Nadu (881,752).