India reports 44,281 new coronavirus cases, 512 deaths
India on Wednesday recorded a spike of 44,281 new coronavirus cases, taking the total number of cases to 86,36,012. The death toll due to Covid-19 has reached 1,27,571 with 512 new fatalities reported in the last 24 hours, according to the Union Health Ministry.
The total number of active cases now stands at 4,94,657 after a decrease of 6,557 in the last 24 hours. Total recovered cases are at 80,13,784 with 50,326 new discharges in the last 24 hours.
On Tuesday, the national capital recorded its sharpest single-day spike of 7,830 fresh coronavirus cases, taking the total number of virus cases to over 4.5 lakh, and 83 more deaths -- the highest since June 16.
The fresh infections, which took the city's case count to 4,51,382, came out of 59,035 tests conducted the previous day, as reported by news agency PTI.
The sudden spike in Covid-19 cases comes amid the festive season and rising pollution level, which aggravates every winter due to stubble burning in neighboring states - Punjab, Haryana.