India recorded 62,714 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours in its sharpest one-day spike in nearly five months. The fresh infections have taken the total Covid tally in the country to 1.19 crore.
The last recorded biggest spike was registered on October 16 when 63,371 cases were reported. On Saturday, the country had recorded the biggest spike so far as India battles a sudden spike in cases in the past few weeks.
With 312 deaths in the last 24 hours, the total number of fatalities due to the deadly disease stands at 1,61,552.
Active cases also rose by 33,663 taking the total to 4,86,310. Over 1.13 crore people have recovered from the highly infectious disease that has affected millions across the world.
Several strict steps have been taken to battle the spike with Maharashtra enforcing a night curfew from today as the state struggles with its biggest surge in coronavirus infections since the beginning of the pandemic.