With 8,909 new COVID-19 cases – highest ever single-day spike – being reported in the 24 hours, India has surpassed 2 lakh cases on Wednesday, nearly doubling over 15 days.
The total number of cases in the country now surged to 207,615, including 101,497 active cases, 100,303 cured/discharged/migrated. It also reported 217 deaths in the last 24 hours, taking the death toll at 5,815.
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India is the 7th 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.