India reports 5,233 fresh coronavirus cases

India reported 5,233 new Coronavirus cases on Wednesday, 41 per cent more than a day ago, as infections soared sharply in some states.

Daily coronavirus infections in India crossed 5,000 after 93 days, taking the total tally of active cases to 28,857, according to the Union Health Ministry.

The number of deaths climbed to 5,24,715 with seven fresh fatalities, government data updated at 8 am stated. India has reported 4.31 crore Covid cases since the beginning of the pandemic.

The surge was led by Maharashtra, which recorded 1,881 new coronavirus cases last evening, a huge 81 per cent jump and the highest since February 18.

The state also reported one case of B.A.5 variant, the state health department said.

State capital Mumbai alone accounted for 1,242 new cases, almost double the Monday’s count.