New Delhi: India reported a massive spike in Coromavirus cases on Thursday. The country has surpassed the 7,000-mark in the last 24 hours as it recorded 7,240 new Covid infections according to the latest data released by the Health Ministry.
The country has registered over 40 per cent jump for the second consecutive day. With the addition of the new cases, the active case tally in the country now stands at 32,498 taking the COVID-19 tally of cases to 4,31,97,522
The country has reported 8 fatalities in the last 24 hours pushing India’s death toll to 5,24,723.
Maharashtra on Wednesday recorded 2,701 fresh coronavirus positive cases, the highest in nearly four months, but did not report any fatality, while the active caseload inched closer to the 10,000-mark at 9,806, the health department said.
As compared to Tuesday, the state witnessed 820 more cases. It had recorded 1,881 cases the previous day.
On February 17, the state had recorded 2,797 cases, but the caseload started going down gradually after that.
With the fresh cases, the state’s overall COVID-19 tally rose to 78,98,815 and the death toll to 11,47,866.
Mumbai recorded 1,765 cases, which constitutes over 60 per cent of the state’s overall tally for the day. The metropolis reported the highest number of daily COVID-19 cases after January 26, when the city had logged 1,858 new cases and 13 fatalities.
Maharashtra’s active cases stand at 9,806. Nandurbar, Gondia, and Yavatmal do not have any active cases at present, it said.
(With PTI inputs)
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