New-Delhi: India has recorded a massive surge of 1,26,789 fresh Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours. The country’s overall tally is now at 1,29,28,574, according to the data updated by the Union Health Ministry.
As many as 685 deaths were reported across the country over the past 24 hours, taking the total coronavirus death count in India to 16,68,62.
India is now the third most affected global countries after United States and Brazil.
Of the total, Maharashtra recorded a new high of 59,907 cases, while Chhattisgarh’s count went past the 10,000-mark for the first time. Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh, too, reported more than 6,000 cases.
India’s caseload now stands at 1,29,28,574, of which 8,43,473 are active cases and 1,18,51,393 people have recovered from the virus.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi received his second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine at the All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, on Thursday.