The number of COVID-19 cases in India has crossed the 200,000 mark, reaching 207,615 even as the death toll reached 5,815 on Wednesday, said the latest data issued by the federal health ministry.
As many as 217 new deaths and 8,909 fresh cases were reported in the past 24 hours, added the ministry's data. This is the highest single-day spike in terms of new COVID-19 cases in the country.
"As on 8am (local time) Wednesday, 5,815 deaths related to novel coronavirus have been recorded in the country," reads information released by the ministry, reports Xinhua.
On Tuesday morning, the number of COVID-19 cases in the country was 198,706 and the death toll 5,598.
According to ministry officials, so far 100,303 recoveries people have been discharged from hospitals after showing improvement.
"The number of active cases in the country right now is 101,497," reads the information.