India’s New Covid19 Cases Highest In 5 Months, See Record Surge

India's New Covid19 Cases

India’s New Covid19 Cases: Of the total cases, 1.12 crore people have recovered; 1,60,692 have died so far after contracting the virus.

With 53,476 new coronavirus cases, the biggest single-day spike since October 23, India’s Covid tally rose to 1,17,87,534, the government data showed this morning, as the country continues to see a worrying surge in infections.

The spike in the last 24 hours was 13 percent higher than the fresh cases reported yesterday – 47,262. Over the last two weeks, India has been witnessing a huge spike in fresh infections. Yesterday, the government said a new “double mutant variant” of the coronavirus has been detected in 18 states in the country in addition to many other strains or variants of concern (VOCs) that have also been found abroad.

India’s New Covid19 Maharashtra, Punjab, Kerala, Karnataka, and Chhattisgarh are the five states that have seen the biggest single-day surge, as per the Health Ministry data. With 31,855 new infections, Maharashtra’s tally jumped to 25,64,881.