In a new high 3,980 people die of Covid in India

Up to 3,980 people died of Covid in India the past 24 hours, the highest in a day so far, pushing total fatalities to 2,30,168.The country also set a new grim record in its daily Covid numbers with 4.12 lakh infections.

Assam, West Bengal, Odisha, Bihar, and Jharkhand have seen a rise in both the number of daily cases and mortality, indicating the “pandemic is moving eastwards”, the Union Health Ministry said after a review meeting on Wednesday.

Twelve states, including Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, and Uttar Pradesh, have more than a lakh active COVID-19 cases each, according to the government. Thirty districts are showing a continued rise in the number of cases for the past two weeks. Ten of these are in Kerala, seven in Andhra Pradesh, three in Karnataka, and one in Tamil Nadu, it said.

Maharashtra, the worst-hit state since last year, on Wednesday.reported a record 920 new Covid deaths and over 57,000 new cases. Capital Mumbai reported 3,879 new cases and 77 deaths while Pune logged 9,084 cases and 93 deaths. The state currently has 6.41 lakh active cases.