New Delhi: There has been single-day spike of 47,704 positive cases and 654 deaths in India in the last 24 hours, taking India's COVID-19 count on this day crossed the 14.85 lakh-mark.
While the death toll has crossed the 33,400-mark as well, the COVID-19 tally in the country has reached 14,85,157 cases, which include 4,96,988 active cases; 9,52,744 cured, discharged, or migrated patients, and 33,425 deaths.
Maharashtra continues to be the epicenter of the coronavirus spread where the number of cases has witnessed an even large spike recently. According to the Health Ministry, Maharashtra has the highest number of cases with 3,83,723 positive cases of COVID-19 infection and 13,883 deaths.
Notably, Mumbai, the financial capital of the country, has become the hotbed of the coronavirus spread in the state where the number of cases has crossed the 1.10 lakh-mark and the death toll has topped the 6,100-mark as well. At 9:30 AM on this day, the COVID-19 tally in Mumbai showed 1,10,182 cases and 6,132 deaths.
As the coronavirus cases in India continue to spread rapidly, India is now just behind the United States and Brazil in terms of the total confirmed cases as it already overtook Russia to take the third spot in the list of worst-hit nations in the world affected by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). It is, therefore, also the biggest epicenter of the coronavirus disease pandemic in Asia.