New Delhi (NVI): In the biggest-ever single-day spike of Covid-19 cases, India recorded 2,00,739 new coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours.
With this, the overall tally has now surpassed the 14 million-mark and has climbed to 14,074,564, the Union Health Ministry confirmed today.
The death count climbed to 1,73,123 with the novel coronavirus virus claiming 1,038 lives during this period, the data showed.
Yesterday, India had recorded 1,84,372 new coronavirus cases. Apart from that, 1,027 new COVID-19 fatalities were reported across the country on Wednesday.
India is the 2nd worst-hit nation in terms of total Covid-19 cases and the 3rd worst-hit country in terms of active cases.
Currently, more than 12.3 crore patients have been cured and recovered across the country and the total number of recoveries stands at 12,429,564.
Meanwhile, the COVID-19 active caseload increased to 14,71,877 with an increase of 1,06,173 cases in the last 24 hours.
Of the 2,00,739 cases, India counted on Wednesday, more than 58,000 infections were reported from Maharashtra, while Delhi reported more than 17,000 cases.
The five most affected states by total cases are Maharashtra (3,578,160), Kerala (1,189,175), Karnataka (1,094,912), Tamil Nadu (954,948), and Andhra Pradesh (937,049).