In the highest daily surge since late February this year, India on Thursday reported 12,213 new cases, taking the overall cases to 43,257,730. Around 38.4 percent surge is witnessed as compared to a day before when 8,822 cases were logged. According to the health ministry data, the country’s active caseload currently stands at 58,215 – accounting for 0.13 percent of the total cases.
Maharashtra and Kerala are the two states witnessing the highest surge in the country. While Maharashtra recorded 4,024 new cases, Kerala saw 3,488 new infections. The two states also have the highest overall cases. Delhi too has been witnessing a worrying surge. The national capital’s Covid-19 tally rose by more than 1,000 fresh infections for a second straight day on Wednesday, with as many as 1,375 people testing positive in 24 hours.