India logs 1,03,558 fresh Covid-19 cases, highest spike since pandemic began

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New Delhi (NVI): India recorded a massive surge with 1,03,558 new coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours, the highest daily increase recorded in the country since the beginning of the pandemic.

The overall tally has now climbed to 12,589,067, the Union Health Ministry confirmed today.

The death count climbed to 1,65,101 with the novel coronavirus virus claiming 478 lives during this period, the data showed.

Yesterday, India had recorded 93,249 new coronavirus cases. Apart from that, 513 new COVID-19 fatalities were reported across the country.

Currently, more than 1.16 crore patients have been cured and recovered across the country and the total number of recoveries stands at 11,682,136.

Meanwhile, the COVID-19 active caseload increased to 7,41,830 with an increase of 50,233 cases in the last 24 hours.

Of the 103,558 cases India counted on Sunday, over 57,700 infections were reported from Maharashtra.

Meanwhile, Delhi, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh reported more than 4,000 cases each on the same day, while Chhattisgarh registered over 5,000 cases for a second day.

The five most affected states by total cases are Maharashtra (30,10,597), Kerala (11,35,233), Karnataka (10,15,155), Andhra Pradesh (9,07,676), and Tamil Nadu (8,99,807).

Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a high-level review meeting on Sunday, and ordered officials to send teams of experts to Maharashtra, Punjab and Chhattisgarh, the three states worst-hit in terms of mortality over the last two weeks.