5,611 coronavirus cases in 24 hours as India sees biggest one-day spike

As per latest data by the health ministry, the total count of coronavirus cases in India has reached 1,06,750 with 3,303 deaths. The tally includes 42,297 who have recovered.

A medic takes a sample test at KEM Hospital, during the ongoing nationwide lockdown, in Mumbai. (PTI Photo)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • India recorded biggest one-day jump with 5,611 cases in 24 hours
  • 140 Covid-19 fatalities take death toll past 3,300
  • India’s recovery rate stands at 39.6 per cent with 42,298 recoveries

India saw biggest one-day spike in coronavirus cases on Wednesday morning with 5,611 cases of infections and 140 deaths in 24 hours. The death toll climbed to 3,303 with as many as 140 fatalities in the last 24 hours.

According to the updated data by Union Health Ministry on Wednesday, the total number of cases in India reached 1,06,750. These include 61,149 active cases, while 42,298 people recovered or discharged, the health ministry said.

The total confirmed cases include foreign nationals too who were tested in India.

India’s recovery rate stood at 39.6 per cent on Wednesday.

Maharashtra, the worst hit due to coronavirus, saw over 2,000 cases in 24 hours. The state tally stood at 37,136 infections, followed by Tamil Nadu (12,448) and Gujarat (12,140).

On Tuesday, India’s tally stood at 1,01,139. While there were 58,802 active cases, the recoveries were at 39,174.

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