Coronavirus Live Updates: With a record number of nearly 9,000 new cases, India’s tally of Coronavirus infections approached to 2.1 lakh on Wednesday, while the death count neared the 6,000-mark.
However, the recoveries have also crossed the one-lakh mark, the government said, adding that the testing infrastructure has been ramped up considerably.
Badly-hit states and union territories such as Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Delhi continued to report rising tallies, while new cases continued to surface in several eastern and north-eastern states including Bihar, West Bengal, Odisha, Assam, Nagaland, Mizoram and Sikkim.
Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala also figured among the states where more people tested positive for COVID-19.
Here are the Live Updates on Coronavirus Outbreak:
– The total number of cases has risen to 2,07,615 across the country
– An increase of 8,909 cases was seen between Tuesday and Wednesday
– The death count also rised by 217, taking total number of fatalities to 5,815.
– At least 1,00,302 COVID-19 patients have recovered