Coronavirus LIVE Updates: India on Thursday overtook the United Kingdom to become the fourth most affected country by the coronavirus after recording a record daily spike in new cases. According to a tally maintained by Worldometer, India currently has 2,97,832 cases while the UK has 2,91,409. India is only behind the US, Brazil and Russia now.
The total number of coronavirus cases around the world has risen to more than 75 lakh and the death toll has soared to over 4.21 lakh.
India has registered more than 9,500 cases for the seventh day in a row, while the one-day casualty figure crossed the 300-mark for the first time on Thursday.
The Union Health Ministry data, updated at 8 am on Thursday, said the country saw the highest single-day spike of 357 fatalities and 9,996 cases, pushing the death-toll to 8,102 and the nationwide tally to 2,86,579. The number of recoveries remained more than the active cases for the second consecutive day.
The number of active cases stood at 1,37,448 till Thursday 8 am, while 1,41,028 people have recovered and one patient has migrated, showed the ministry data. "Thus, around 49.21 per cent patients have recovered so far," said an official.
Of the 8,102 fatalities in total, Maharashtra tops the tally with 3,438 deaths followed by Gujarat (1,347), Delhi (984), Madhya Pradesh (427), West Bengal (432), Tamil Nadu (326), Uttar Pradesh (321), Rajasthan (259) and Telangana (156). The death toll reached 78 in Andhra Pradesh, 69 in Karnataka and 55 in Punjab.
Jammu and Kashmir has reported 51 fatalities, while 52 deaths have been reported from Haryana, 33 from Bihar, 18 from Kerala, 15 from Uttarakhand, nine from Odisha and eight from Jharkhand.
Chhattisgarh and Himachal Pradesh have registered six fatalities each, Chandigarh five while Assam has four deaths so far. Meghalaya, Tripura and Ladakh have reported one fatality each, according to ministry data.
More than 70% of the deaths are due to co-morbidities, said the ministry's website.
The highest number of confirmed cases in the country are from Maharashtra at 94,041 followed by Tamil Nadu at 36,841, Delhi at 32,810, Gujarat at 21,521, UP at 11,610, Rajasthan at 11,600 and MP at 10,049 according to the ministry's data updated in the morning.
The number of cases has risen to 9,328 in West Bengal, 6,041 in Karnataka, 5,710 in Bihar and 5,579 in Haryana. It has gone up to 5,269 in Andhra Pradesh, 4,509 in Jammu and Kashmir, 4,111 in Telangana and 3,250 in Odisha.
Assam has reported 3,092 cases so far while Punjab has 2,805. A total of 2,161 people have been infected by the virus in Kerala and 1,562 in Uttarakhand.
Jharkhand has registered 1,489 cases, while 1,262 cases have been reported from Chhattisgarh, 895 from Tripura, 451 from Himachal Pradesh, 387 from Goa and 327 from Chandigarh.
Manipur has 311 cases, Nagaland has 128, Puducherry 127, Ladakh 115, Mizoram 93, Arunachal 57, Meghalaya 44 while Andaman and Nicobar Islands has registered 34 infections so far. Dadar and Nagar Haveli has 26 cases, Sikkim has reported 13 cases till now while Daman and Diu has two cases.
The ministry's website said that 8,931 cases are being reassigned to states and "our figures are being reconciled.
(With inputs from PTI)