India recorded 1,68,912 new Covid in the last 24 hours, the sixth record rise in seven days, pushing the country’s caseload to over 1.35 crore. The resurgence of the virus led to 904 new deaths, taking the total death count to 1,70,179.
India’s tally of more than 1.35 crore Covid cases is the second-highest globally, behind the United States and just ahead of Brazil’s
Maharashtra remains the worst-affected state with 63,294 new cases and 349 deaths in the last 24 hours. The state government is likely to take a call on announcing a complete lockdown in the state this week.
In terms of the total caseload, Maharashtra is followed by the southern states of Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh.
Delhi also witnessed the highest single-day spike with 10,774 new COVID-19 cases and 48 deaths reported.