India have witnessed a surge in coronavirus cases with a record numbers of 8,909 in the last 24 hours, taking the overall tally to 2,07,615. The death toll rose to 5,815 with 217 more deaths, the health ministry said.
The number of active cases of the coronavirus disease mounted 1,01,497 and 1,00,302 people have recovered, while one has migrated, it said. Around 48.31 per cent of the patients have recovered so far, a ministry official said.
India is now the seventh among the worst-hit nations by the COVID-19 pandemic after the United States, Brazil, Russia, the United Kingdom, Spain and Italy. The country has been registering more than 8,000 cases for the fourth consecutive day.
Of the 217 more deaths since Tuesday morning, 103 were in Maharashtra, 33 in Delhi, 29 in Gujarat, 13 in Tamil Nadu and 10 in West Bengal.
Six more people died from the pathogen in Madhya Pradesh, followed by five each in Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh, and four in Telangana,
There were two deaths each in Haryana and Jammu and Kashmir, and one each in Kerala, Chandigarh, Ladakh, Punjab and Uttarakhand..
Of the total 5,815 fatalities, Maharashtra tops the list with 2,465 deaths followed by 1,092 in Gujarat and 556 in Delhi.