Coronavirus: 4,533 dead in India; COVID-19 cases reach 1.58 lakh


India on Wednesday recorded a sharp spike in the number of coronavirus infections with over 7,000 new COVID-19 cases.

The national tally stands at 1.58 lakh while the death toll reached 4,533. India will likely surpass Turkey—that has reported 1.6 lakh cases—after Friday, becoming the ninth worst-hit nation.

At least five states independently recorded their biggest spikes in infections.
Here’s how India’s worst-hit states fared on Wednesday
Till Wednesday, Maharashtra reported 56,948 COVID-19 cases with 1,897 deaths. Tamil Nadu’s COVID-19 cases rose to 18,545 with 133 deaths.

Further, Delhi reported 15,257 cases (including 303 deaths), Gujarat reported 15,195 cases (including 938 deaths), Rajasthan reported 7,816 cases (including 173 deaths), Madhya Pradesh reported 7,261 cases (including 313 deaths), and Uttar Pradesh reported 6,991 cases (including 182 deaths).

  • Record 105 deaths in Maharashtra; Kerala tally crosses 1,000
  • Maharashtra also saw the highest jump in single-day fatalities with 105 deaths on Wednesday.Kerala’s tally crossed 1,000, reaching 1,003. The state has reported six deaths thus far (excluding the death of a Mahe native who died in Kannur).Haryana reported one more death from Faridabad. The state’s death toll has risen to 18, while the number of infections stood at 1,381.
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