India recorded single-day spike of 9,304 Covid-19 cases, the highest so far, taking the nationwide tally to 2,16,919, the Health Ministry said.
The death toll also crossed the 6,000 mark with 260 new fatalities reported in last 24 hours.
The Health Ministry said that the total number of cases in the country include 1,06,737 active cases, 1,04,107 cured/discharged/migrated and 6,075 deaths.
Maharashtra has so far reported 74,860 cases, more than any other state in the country.
In Tamil Nadu, 25,872 cases have been detected so far while Delhi has reported 23,645 coronavirus cases.
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 1,39,485 samples were tested in the last 24 hours whereas 42,42,718 samples have been tested till date.
The death toll has reached 53 in Karnataka, 47 in Punjab, 34 in Jammu and Kashmir, 25 in Bihar, 23 in Haryana, 11 in Kerala, eight in Uttarakhand and seven in Odisha.
Himachal Pradesh, Chandigarh and Jharkhand have registered five COVID-19 deaths each, Assam has recorded four deaths while Chhattisgarh has reported two deaths so far. Meghalaya and Ladakh have reported one COVID-19 fatality each.
According to the ministry’s website, more than 70 per cent of the deaths were due to comorbidities.
(With agency inputs)