India records biggest single-day coronavirus spike with 9,996 cases, 357 deaths

India records biggest single-day coronavirus spike with 9,996 cases, 357 deaths

With 9,996 cases in the past 24 hours, the number of Covid-19 cases registered so far in India went up to 2,86,579.

Of the total number of cases, 1,37,448 are active cases and at least 1,41,029 people have recovered. Meanwhile, the country’s coronavirus death toll has now crossed 8,100-mark.

India has also recorded 357 deaths in the past 24 hours, making it the biggest single-day spike in the number of deaths as well.

Maharashtra continues to be the worst-affected state in India with over 94,000 cases, of which over 46,000 are active cases.

Delhi, the national capital, has recorded nearly 35,000 cases and over 19,500 of them are active cases. The death toll in Delhi now stands at 984.

Tamil Nadu is the second worst-affected state in terms of rising cases. At almost 37,000 cases, the state is encountering a sharp rise in daily cases, but it has recorded fewer deaths in comparison.

Gujarat is another state where the number of cases is increasing at an alarming rate. The state has now registered over 21,500 Covid-19 cases and nearly 1,350 deaths.

The alarming rate of rising in India has once again put authorities in a tough spot, especially at a time when several rules have been relaxed.

Experts say that efforts to boost healthcare services should be maximised as India is yet to reach its coronavirus peak.

They also say that the month of June and July will be crucial for India as the country is expected to reach its peak in September.