With 6,566 new infections recorded in last 24 hours, the total number of coronavirus cases in India reached 1,58,333, according to the data provided by the health ministry on Thursday morning.
The death toll in the country also surged to 4,531 with 194 fatalities recorded in a span of 24 hours.
Globally, the coronavirus has infected more than 56 lakh people and claimed 3,55,615 lives, according to the Johns Hopkins University tracker.
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India is the 11th most-affected nation in terms of the total number of confirmed cases. Several big urban centres – Mumbai, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Chennai and Pune – account for a major part of the total cases in the country.