With considerably eased lockdown restrictions, the total number of COVID-19 cases in India continue to climb at a dramatic pace, with each passing day witnessing a new single-day record for the total cases reported. According to data released by the Ministry of Health, the national coronavirus tally reached 276,583 on Wednesday. While 135,205 patients have recovered across the country, 7,745 have died due to the novel virus.
Maharashtra, which is the worst-hit state in the country, now has officially more reported cases than China, where the virus originated last year. As of Wednesday, COVID-19 cases in the state crossed the 90,000 mark. So far, Maharashtra has 90,787 reported cases of the coronavirus infection, out of which 42,638 have recovered and 3,289 people have died.
Tamil Nadu retains its position of having the second-highest cases of the deadly virus. COVID-19 cases in the state have jumped to 34,914, out of which 18,000 people have recovered and 307 people have died.
In Delhi, the total number of coronavirus infections rose to 31,309 on Wednesday. Cases are increasing rapidly in the national capital. While 11,861 patients have recovered, 905 have lost their lives due to the virus.
COVID-19 cases in Gujarat climbed to 21,014 on Wednesday. The state has seen 14,365 people recover from coronavirus while 1,313 people have died.
Rajasthan has so far reported 11,245 cases of coronavirus so far. As many as 8,328 people have recovered in the state while the death toll stands at 255.
States like Manipur, Chandigarh, Goa, Nagaland, Himachal Pradesh, Puducherry have reported under 500 Covid-19 cases or less. Meghalaya, Ladakh, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Sikkim, Dadra Nagar Haveli have less than 100 Covid-19 cases.