- India overtook Brazil on Monday to become second-worst hit country
- A new record in daily infections was reported
- Total number of deaths because of COVID-19 in India crossed 1.7 lakh
Here are some of the unenviable records India broke in one day:
India reported a new record in daily coronavirus infections, logging over 1.68 lakh cases.
At 1.35 crore COVID-19 cases so far, India crossed Brazil's 1.34 crore tally but remains behind America's 3.12 crore.
The total number of deaths because of COVID-19 in India crossed 1.7 lakh.
Active cases hit a new high of 12 lakh.
Added one lakh new active cases for the third consecutive day.
Recorded all-time highs in daily infections in as many as eight states - a first this year.
UP and Delhi surpassed Chhattisgarh, also one of the worst-hit states.
Pune crossed 1 lakh active cases; Mumbai almost at 1 lakh and Bengaluru crossed 50,000.
Cases logged in the last two weeks in all five states where elections (and crowded rallies) were held are doubling. [Kerala which reporting a 16 per cent decline is now reporting an 84 per cent growth]
Around 40 lakh people were likely to have attended the Kumbh Mela in Haridwar and tens of thousands in Bengal rallies.