India registered a record number of fresh Covid-19 cases on Wednesday, crossing the 70,000-mark for the first time since the outbreak of the pandemic. With 70,101 new cases, the country’s tally crossed the 28-lakh mark at 28,33,015.
Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh have reported the highest number of cases. However, infections are rising rapidly in states like Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal. Yet, India’s recovery rate continues to rise and now stands at 73 percent. ‘Unlock 3.0’ is underway.
Maharashtra, the worst-hit state in India, recorded its highest one-day count of 13,165 coronavirus cases. Meanwhile, Delhi Disaster Management Authority has given its approval for opening of hotels and weekly markets in the national capital.
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