Nearly 16,000 Covid cases in a day take India’s tally past 4.5 lakh; Delhi sees more cases than Maharashtra

Nearly 16,000 Covid cases in a day take India’s tally past 4.5 lakh; Delhi sees more cases than Maharashtra

In yet another biggest single-day spike, India recorded nearly 16,000 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Wednesday. India also saw a spike of 465 deaths due to Covid-19 on Wednesday, taking the death toll to 14,476.

As per the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry’s updated data, India saw as many as 15,698 fresh cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours, ending Wednesday morning.

India’s total tally of 4,56,183 coronavirus cases includes 1,83,022 active cases, while 2,58,685 have recovered and 14,476 deaths have been reported.

Maharashtra has reported the highest number of cases at 1,39,010, followed by Delhi at 66,602, according to ministry data.

Delhi's biggest single-day jump of 3,947 fresh infections on Wednesday was, however, higher than Maharashtra, which saw 3,214 fresh cases of coronavirus.

On Tuesday morning, 14,933 people tested positive for coronavirus in a single day, which took India's Covid-19 tally to 4,40,215. The death toll, meanwhile, rose to 14,011 with 312 new fatalities, according to the Union Health Ministry data.

The country has witnessed a spike of over 2.5 lakh infections from June 1 till date, with Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Delhi, Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh contributing to almost 70 percent of total cases.