New Delhi: India has recorded a massive surge of 81,441 Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the country’s total caseload to 12,303,131, according to MoHFW.
Active cases have crossed the 600,000-mark and now stand at 614,696. India is now the 5th-worst hit country in terms of active cases. The death toll from the deadly infection stands at 163,428.
Maharashtra has reported 43,183 new Covid-19 cases, its highest one-day rise since the pandemic began. Mumbai reported 8,646 new cases, which increased its caseload to 423,419.
Meanwhile, Delhi logged 2,790 fresh Covid cases, the highest daily count this year. In the wake of corona surge in the national capital, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will hold an “urgent” meeting with the health minister and officials today.
The five most affected states by total cases are Maharashtra (2,856,163), Kerala (1,124,584), Karnataka (997,004), Andhra Pradesh (901,989), and Tamil Nadu (886,673).