The spike in Maharashtra is the biggest with 6,57,450 cases, followed by Tamil Nadu (3,73,410) and Andhra Pradesh (3,45,216).
LUCKNOW || Within a fortnight after it crossed the 2 million mark, India has now crossed the 3 million mark in the number of COVID cases in the country. Data offered by the health ministry shows that the total cases in India are now 30,05,281, which is up by 29,580 since the last update 24 hours ago.
With this spike, India is now just behind Brazil and the US in biggest number of Coronavirus cases. India sadly and alarmingly has been reporting the highest number of daily COVID-19 cases for the last 18 days. The spike in Maharashtra is the biggest with 6,57,450 cases, followed by Tamil Nadu (3,73,410) and Andhra Pradesh (3,45,216).
While India was initially lauded for its handling of the pandemic, the situation slipped out of the hands sooner and the cases being reported every day has scared many. India on Saturday also saw its biggest single-day jump in coronavirus cases with 69,878 new patients. Uttar Pradesh, a state with "exception control" has now around 5000 cases every day. Weekend lockdown is in force in the state.
With new and more cases several states have now announced fresh guidelines and restrictions including closure of shops on the weekends - Haryana, and Punjab announcing return of the night curfew.