India reports record high of 2.34 lakh new Covid-19 cases, 1.3k deaths

New Delhi: India reported 234,692 coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases on Saturday, the highest single-day spike so far since the pandemic broke out, according to MoHFW.

With this, India’s Covid tally has shot up to 14,526,609 cases.

India also reported the highest-ever single-day spike in Covid-related deaths with 1,341 fatalities. The death toll from the deadly infection stands at 173,152.

Delhi and Maharashtra recorded their biggest single-day rise in coronavirus cases since the beginning of the pandemic in January 2020.

The Capital registered 19,486 new cases, taking its tally to 803,623, while Maharashtra’s count rose to 3,703,584 with 63,729 infections.

The five most affected states by total cases are Maharashtra (3,703,584), Kerala (1,197,301), Karnataka (1,109,650), Tamil Nadu (962,935), and Andhra Pradesh (942,135).

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