India records largest single-day spike; 1887 cases, 71 deaths

India records largest single-day spike; 1887 cases, 71 deaths

United News of India
New Delhi, Apr 29: With 1,887 fresh cases and 71 more deaths, India on Wednesday registered highest single-day spike in infections as well as in fatalities.

As per the latest data from Union Health Ministry, the total cases reached 31,787 while deaths crossed 1,000-mark and stood at 1,008.

Maharashtra reported 728 fresh cases and 31 more deaths in past 24 hours, making the state worst-affected with 9,318 cases and 400 deaths.

At distant second, Gujarat added 226 more cases and 19 deaths to its tally. The western-state now has 3,774 cases with 181 deaths.

The National Capital reported 206 fresh cases surfaced, taking the tally to 3,314 and making it third worst-infected. With no fresh death, fatalities remained unchanged at 54.