The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in India surged to 2,76,583 with a record single-day spike of 9,985 cases in 24 hours. The number of active cases in the country stands at 1,33,632, while 1,35,205 people have been cured and one patient has migrated. The death toll due to coronavirus infection rose to 7,745 on Wednesday, as per the latest data released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. More than 70 per cent of the deaths are due to comorbidities, the ministry's website stated.
India recorded over 9,500 fresh cases for the sixth day in a row and 279 fatalities in the last 24 hours till Wednesday 8 am, as per the health ministry data. With a consistent rise in coronavirus cases, India jumped two places in the global tally in a single day, surpassing Italy and Spain to become the fifth most affected country in the world. Given the spike in daily cases, India is poised to surpass United Kingdom's COVID-19 tally (2,87,403 cases) to become the fouth worst-hit nation after the US, Brazil and Russia.
Here is a list of top ten states with highest number of coronavirus cases:
- Maharashtra: With more than 90,000 COVID-19 cases, Maharashtra has the highest number of cases in the country, even more than total number of cases recorded in China. It has 90,787 cases, including 44,860 active and 42,638 recoveries. A total of 3,289 people have died in the state so far.
- Tamil Nadu: The state has recorded 34,914 coronavirus cases while 307 people have died due to the disease. It has 16,282 active cases while 18,325 people have successfully recovered.
- Delhi: The national capital has the third-highest number of coronavirus cases. Delhi's total cases stand at 31,309, including 18,543 active cases and 905 deaths. Besides, 18,543 people have recovered from the disease.
- Gujarat: With 21,014 COVID-19 positive cases, the state has the fourth-highest number of Covid-19 cases. It has 5,336 active cases, while 14,365 people have recovered and 1,313 patients have died due to infection.
- Uttar Pradesh: The state has recorded 11,335 coronavirus cases while 301 people have died due to the disease. It has 4,365 active cases while 6,669 people have successfully recovered.
- Rajasthan: With 11,245 cases, Rajasthan is the sixth affected state. As many as 255 people have died in the desert state, while 8,328 patients have been cured. The number of active cases in the state stands at 2,662.
- Madhya Pradesh: The state is on the seventh spot in terms of the number of coronavirus cases in the country. Madhya Pradesh has reported 9,849 cases as on June 10, including 2,700 active cases and 420 deaths.
- West Bengal: The state has witnessed sharp rise in the COVID-19 cases in the last few weeks. The state has 8985 positive cases of Covid-19 till Wednesday morning. So far, 415 people have died from the virus while active cases stand at 4,950.
- Karnataka: The state has 5,921 positive cases of coronavirus. So far, 66 people have died from the virus while active cases stand at 3251.
- Bihar: The state is close behind Karnataka in terms of coronavirus cases. It has recorded 5,459 cases, while the death toll has reached 32 in the state.