India records 3.14 lakh COVID-19 cases, 2,104 deaths in a day, highest since outbreak

India records 3.14 lakh COVID-19 cases, 2,104 deaths in a day, highest since outbreak

NEW DELHI: India on Thursday reported over 3.15 lakh COVID-19, the highest daily spike in infections the country has recorded outbreak, according to Union Health Ministry. Amid oxygen shortage and faltering health system in the country, India witnessed 2,104 deaths in 24 hours, which is another record for India in the pandemic so far.

With 3,14,835 new cases, the total coronavirus tally stand at 1,59,30,965. The death toll, meanwhile, stands at 1,84,657. The country now has nearly 2.3 million active cases. Of these, Maharashtra recorded 67,468 new coronavirus cases with 568 more deaths while Delhi reported 24,638 new infections. 249 more people succumbed to the disease.

The five most affected states by total cases are Maharashtra (4,027,827), Kerala (1,197,301), Karnataka (1,109,650), Tamil Nadu (962,935), and Andhra Pradesh (942,135). (AGENCY)

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