New Delhi: Showing no signs of a relief, India has recorded 97,859 Covid-19 cases in just 24 hours, taking its tally past the 5.1-million mark. The death toll has risen by 1,139 to 83,230.
With this, India is rapidly nearing the US tally of 6.8 million. In the past seven days alone, India has recorded 652,355 coronavirus cases.
The worst-hit states are Maharashtra (1,121,221) Andhra Pradesh (592,760), Tamil Nadu (519,860), Karnataka (485,000), and UP (330,000).
J&K on Wednesday recorded 1590 Covid cases and 18 deaths.
Union Minister Nitin Gadkari, meanwhile, is reported to have tested positive for coronavirus.
Delhi recorded its highest ever spike of 4,473 Covid cases, pushing the caseload to over 230,000.
Maharashtra and West Bengal recorded 23,365 and 4,123 news, cases respectively. West Bengal’s tally has jumped to 212,383.
Uttarakhand recorded 21,401 new cases in the past one month.
Significantly, this is 64 per cent of the total cases reported so far in the hill state.