India on Thursday recorded 9,304 new cases of coronavirus disease Covid-19 during the last 24 hours (between Wednesday and Thursday), taking the overall tally to 2,16,919.
The number of active cases in country are 1,06,737, and 1,04,106 have been cured or discharged, according to the update posted on the Union heath ministry website.
The death toll due to Covid-19 stands at 6,075. The country saw 260 deaths over the last twenty four hours.
Badly-hit states and union territories such as Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Delhi and Gujarat continued to bring about the ever rising tally, while new cases continued to surface in a number of eastern and north-eastern states including Bihar, West Bengal, Nagaland, Odisha, Sikkim, Assam and Mizoram.
Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala also figured among the states where more and more people tested positive for Covid-19.
India may be the seventh worst-hit nation from the Covid-19 pandemic following the Brazil, Russia and US the united kingdom, Spain and Italy. India’s tally had crossed both the-lakh mark on Tuesday night with nearly 1 lakh new cases having emerged in the length of 15 days. The initial Covid-19 case in India was detected on January 30.
The health ministry said on Wednesday that the volume of Covid-19 tests country wide has crossed the 40 lakh-mark, as the daily testing capacity has been ramped as much as 1.4 lakh through 480 government and 208 private laboratories.
National capital Delhi on Wednesday recorded over 1,500 new cases in the coronavirus disease, its highest single-day spike. With 1,513 new cases during the last twenty four hours (between Tuesday and Wednesdy), the total number of cases in Delhi is 23,645.
A five-member committee continues to be constituted from the Delhi government to bolster the healthcare infrastructure and appear into overall preparedness of hospitals to fight Covid-19.