India saw 4,529 new fatalities due to the Novel Coronavirus, the highest single-day spike since the onset of the pandemic last year, taking the total number of deaths in the country to 2,83,248, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Wednesday.
India's daily COVID-19 tally was below the three-lakh mark for the third day in a row, as it recorded 2,67,334 new cases, pushing the total number of infections in the country to 2,54,96,330.
On a positive front, 3,89,851 people also recovered from the virus, taking the total number of such cases to 2,19,86,363.
Meanwhile, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said that a total of 32,03,01,177 samples have been tested so far for coronavirus. Out of this, 20,08,296 were tested in the past one day.
On Tuesday, India had recorded 2,63,533 new Covid-19 cases and 4,329 deaths.