New Delhi: In the last 24 hours, India registered its biggest-ever single-day spike with 200,739 fresh cases. With this, India’s COVID tally has shot up to 14,074,564 cases.
India is the 2nd worst-hit nation in terms of total COVID cases. India also witnessed 1,037 fatalities in a single day. The death toll from the deadly infection stands at 173,152.
Maharashtra on Wednesday reported 58,952 fresh coronavirus cases. With 17,282 fresh infections, Delhi recorded the highest ever coronavirus diseases cases, breaking its own previous daily spikes. Karnataka reported the highest single-day spike in COVID cases this year by recording 11,265 new infections in the last 24 hours.
Meanwhile, CBSE board exams for Class 10th have been cancelled and the 12th exams have been postponed.
The five most affected states by total cases are Maharashtra (3,578,160), Kerala (1,172,882), Karnataka (1,094,912), Tamil Nadu (940,145), and Andhra Pradesh (928,664).
Coronavirus cases rise unabated across the globe with 138,819,913 infected by the deadly contagion. While 111,604,556 have recovered, 2,984,891 have died so far. The US remains the worst-hit country with 32,149,181, followed by India, Brazil, France and Russia.