India recorded the highest single-day spike of 9,996 more Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of coronavirus cases to 2,86,579, figures released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare show. With as many as 357 deaths reported in the last 24 hours, the death toll has also increased to 8,102. Of the total cases, 1,37,448 are active, while 1,41,029 have been cured/discharged/migrated. Maharashtra continues to remain the worst-affected state with 94,041 cases, followed by Tamil Nadu (36,841) and Delhi (32,810).
Coronavirus has infected over two million people overall in the United States, and in the past 24 hours has caused 1,082 fatalities in the country, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University Wednesday.
The world’s leading economic power is by far the country most affected by the pandemic, both in terms of the number of reported deaths — 112,833 — and the number of diagnosed cases, which stood at 2,000,464. The US continues to record around 20,000 new cases of COVID-19 every day, and is struggling to come down from that plateau as the level of infections wax and wane in different parts of the country.