New Delhi: India on Wednesday recorded the highest single-day spike of 29,429 coronavirus cases and 582 deaths in the last 24 hours. The total tally has risen to 9,36,181 cases, with a death toll of 24,309. Further, as many as 5,92,031 patients have recovered, almost twice the number of active patients at 3,19,840, as per Health Ministry data. The rate of recovery has touched 63.02 per cent. India, however, remains the third worst-affected country after the US and Brazil. Also Read - Is The Worst Over For Coronavirus in India? Here's What You Need to Know
Maharashtra remained the worst-hit state, with 2,67,665 cases and 10,695 casualties followed by Tamil Nadu with total 1,47,324 cases, including 2,099 deaths. Also Read - US Hits Record High Single-Day Spike of Over 90,000 Covid Cases, Tally Surpasses 9 Million
With 1,606 new coronavirus cases and 35 deaths in the last 24 hours, the national capital recorded a total tally of 1,15,346 cases and 3,446 deaths. Also Read - Amid Festivities and Air Pollution, Delhi Records Highest Single-Day Spike of 5,891 Covid Cases
States with more than 10,000 cases included Gujarat (43,637, Uttar Pradesh (39,724), Rajasthan (25,571), Madhya Pradesh (19,005), West Bengal (32,838), Haryana (22,628), Karnataka (44,077), Andhra Pradesh (33,019), Telangana (37,745), Assam (17,807), and Bihar (19,824).
On the global front, the overall number of global COVID-19 cases has increased to more than 13.2 million, while the deaths have soared to over 5,77,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
(With agency inputs)