Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: India recorded more than 50k fresh coronavirus cases yesterday -- the highest in more than five months -- taking the nationwide COVID-19 tally to nearly 1.18 crores, the Union health ministry said on Wednesday. The active caseload registered an increase for the 15th day in a row and was recorded at 3.95 lakhs, comprising 3.35 percent of the total infections. The recovery rate further dropped to 95.28 percent, the ministry data updated at 8 am said. Maharashtra reported 31,855 new coronavirus cases, its highest ever single-day spike since the outbreak of the pandemic last year. Six states -- Maharashtra, Punjab, Kerala, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh and Gujarat -- are reporting a surge in the daily new Covid-19 cases.
While Maharashtra is at the top of the country in the number of COVID-19 cases, it is also the first state to cross the 5 million doses benchmark, Principal Health Sec of state, Dr Pradeep Vyas told ANI. The CoWIN app does not schedule your appointment for second dose automatically anymore.