India has recorded the biggest single-day spike of 66,999 COVID-19 cases, taking the total number of infections to 23,96,637. However, the recovery rate has gone up to 70.76 per cent, with 16,95,982 people recovering in the country from the highly-contagious disease, government data this morning showed.
With the death of 942 patients in the last 24 hours, the county's fatality count rose 47,033, the Union Health Ministry said.
Maharashtra continues to be the worst-affected state from the infection with 5,48,313 cases which include 1,47,820 active cases and 13,408 recoveries. The state recorded 12,712 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday while the death count stands at 18,650.
The second worst-affected state, Tamil Nadu, reported 5,871 new COVID-19 cases and 119 deaths on Wednesday, taking the total number of cases to 3,14,520.