New Delhi: India on Wednesday registered a single-day spike of 60,963 cases and 834 deaths, pushing the total COVID-19 tally to 23,29,639 and fatalities to 46,091. Out of the total 2,329,638 cases, recoveries surged to 1,639,599 as a record 56,110 more patients recovered during the period. This takes the recovery rate to nearly 70 per cent now. The active cases in the country currently is 6,43,948. Also Read - Assam's New Quarantine Rules For Air Passengers: They Will Have to Isolate For 1 Day Only if Tested Negative | Read Here
Maharashtra remained the worst-hit state with a total of 5,24,513 cases and 18,050 deaths in the last 24 hours, followed by Tamil Nadu with 302,815 cases and 5041 deaths. The southern state is followed by Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Delhi, and Uttar Pradesh. Also Read - Manish Sisodia's Health Update: Diagnosed With Dengue & COVID, Delhi Deputy CM Gets Plasma Therapy
The country has detected over 3,00,000 cases in less than five days. Even though India is a long way before it inches closer to flattening its COVID-19 curve, the silver lining, however, is that the gap between recoveries and active cases is growing every day. Also Read - Researchers Identify Highly Effective Antibodies Against Covid-19 | Read Here
On Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with Chief Ministers and representatives of 10 states, including Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Maharashtra, Punjab, Bihar, Gujarat, Telangana, and Uttar Pradesh to review the COVID situation in their respective states.
He had mentioned that almost 80 per cent of the active cases are from the participating 10 states, and if the virus is defeated in these states, the entire country will emerge victorious in the battle against COVID-19.