Covid-19 LIVE updates: India's previous daily high in cases was 97,894, hit in mid-September and after which infections had come down sharply.
India recorded over 1 lakh new cases in the last 24 hours, led by a massive spike in the pandemic in Maharashtra, which added a record 57,074 fresh infections. With these additional cases, the total number of COVID-19 cases in the country has reached 1,25,89,067. India's previous daily high in cases was 97,894, hit in mid-September and after which infections had come down sharply.
Madhya Pradesh on Monday reported 3,398 fresh coronavirus cases, taking the tally of infections to 3,10,249, the state Health department said.
Uttar Pradesh today reported 3,999 fresh COVID-19 cases, taking the tally to 6,34,033, while 13 fatalities pushed the death toll to 8,894
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The daily rise in COVID-19 cases in India crossed the grim milestone of one-lakh from 20,000 infections in just 25 days, unlike last year when it took 76 days for daily cases to reach the then peak of 97,894 on September 17, reflecting the speed at which the virus is spreading.
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Maharashtra on Sunday reported the highest single-day rise of 57,074 coronavirus positive cases while 222 patients succumbed to the infection, the state health department said.