Coronavirus: India records world’s highest single-day rise in infections with 3.14 lakh new cases
India reported over 3.14 lakh new Covid-19 cases on Thursday, the highest-ever daily count recorded anywhere.
India witnessed the world's highest single-day spike with 3,14,835 new cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) and 2,104 fatalities in the last 24 hours, according to the latest data released by the Union ministry of health and family welfare on Thursday morning.
Amid oxygen shortage and faltering health system in the country, India witnessed 2,104 deaths in 24 hours, which is another record for India in the pandemic so far. The death toll stands at 1,84,657.
This is the eighth consecutive day the country has recorded over 2 lakh coronavirus cases. As many as 1,34,54,880 patients have recovered from the disease so far.
The five most affected states by total cases are Maharashtra (4,027,827), Kerala (1,197,301), Karnataka (1,109,650), Tamil Nadu (962,935), and Andhra Pradesh (942,135).
According to the ICMR, 27,27,05,103 samples have been tested up to April 21 with 16,51,711 samples being tested on Wednesday.