Coronavirus Live updates: With a record number of nearly 9,000 new cases, the toll of coronavirus infections in India approached 2.1 lakh on Wednesday, while the death toll approached 6,000.
However, the recoveries have also crossed the lakh bar, the government said, adding that the testing infrastructure had been significantly strengthened.
Severely affected states and Union territories such as Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Delhi continued to report an increase in the number of cases, while new cases continued to surface in several states of the east and northeast, including Bihar, West Bengal, Odisha, Assam, Nagaland, Mizoram. and Sikkim.
Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala were also among the states where more people tested positive for COVID-19.
Here are the live updates on the coronavirus outbreak:
– Total number of cases increased to 2,077,615 nationwide
– An increase of 8,909 cases was observed between Tuesday and Wednesday
– The number of deaths also increased by 217, bringing the total number of deaths to 5,815.
– At least 1,00,302 COVID-19 patients have recovered