Maharashtra alone reported a lion’s share of the fresh COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours. The state registered 2,190 new cases during this period. Delhi saw the biggest spike in COVID-19 count with 792 fresh cases being reported.
The number of deaths related to COVID-19 infection rose to 4,531. The states confirmed 194 deaths in last 24 hours, second highest in a single day. Maharashtra became the first state to register over 100 COVID-19 deaths in 24 hours.
The number of active coronavirus patients in the country zoomed to 86,110. India’s recovery rate from the coronavirus disease improved to over 42%. At least 67,692 were cured so far.
Maharashtra alone accounted for nearly 36% of India’s total coronavirus caseload. The state reported 56,948 cases and Mumbai alone confirmed over 32,000 COVID-19 patients.
After Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu reported the highest caseload, 817, while both Delhi and Gujarat crossed the 15,000-mark on Wednesday. With a record 792 new cases in a day, Delhi’s total cases stood at 15,257 while with 376 fresh patients, Gujarat’s cumulative cases stood at 15205.
After Maharashtra, Gujarat recorded maximum deaths, 23, taking the state’s toll to 938. Ahmedabad district alone accounts for 764 of these deaths. Delhi reported 15 deaths, Madhya Pradesh eight and Tamil Nadu, Bengal and Telangana six each.
Uttar Pradesh crossed the 7,000-mark after recording 269 fresh cases, taking the state’s caseload to 7026. The state reported five more death, taking the toll to 177.
Three deaths each were reported from Rajasthan and Karnataka, two from J&K and one each from Andhra Pradesh, Bihar and Haryana. With 134 fresh cases, Andhra Pradesh registered the highest single-day surge in either of the two Telugu states, taking the coastal state’s caseload to 3,117. With one more death, the toll rose to 58. In the neighbouring Telangana, 107 fresh cases were registered.
Assam saw the biggest jump in the number of recovered cases, 25, even as 92 new patients pushed the state’s caseload to 774. Among the fresh cases is a woman from Guwahati who is the first domestic flight passenger to have tested positive in the state. In neighbouring Nagaland, five more cases were reported, taking the total number of infected people to nine – all of whom returned to the state from Chennai on May 22 by a Shramik Special.