The British racing driver has sent in his good wishes as the country battled a massive second wave of the coronavirus with daily cases going past three lakh.Also Read - Made Honest Efforts to Build India of The Dreams of Bapu & Sardar Patel: PM Modi in Rajkot | LIVE

“Praying for the beautiful of India this morning. I know this pandemic is hitting so many places around the world. Please stay safe out there,” Hamilton wrote on his Instagram page. Also Read - Delhi Witnesses Marginal Dip in Covid Numbers, Registers 403 Fresh Cases; Positivity Rate Stands At 1.76%

F1 Ace Lewis Hamilton Prays For COVID-Hit India

F1 Ace Lewis Hamilton Prays For COVID-Hit India (© Instagram/@LewisHamilton)

India registered over 3.14 lakh new cases on Thursday morning, pushing the overall caseload to nearly 1.60 crore, according to the data provided by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. This is the highest single-day spike the country recorded ever since the pandemic began last year. Also Read - Coronavirus Not Gone Yet, Maharashtra CM Urges All Not to Lower Guard. Here's What He Said

India also reported over 2100 fresh deaths due to the virus with maximum fatalities being reported from Maharashtra at 568, followed by Delhi at 249. So far, over 1.84 thousand COVID patients have succumbed to the infection across the country.

Places like national capital Delhi and Lucknow are dealing with acute shortage of oxygen cylinders and hospital beds, which has attracted global attention.