SRINAGAR: The death toll due to COVID-19 rose to 8,884 and the number of cases climbed to 3,08,993 in the country after it registered the highest single-day spike of 386 fatalities and 11,458 cases, according to the Union Health Ministry data.
For the fifth consecutive day, the number of recoveries (1,54,329) remained higher than the active ones (1,45,779).
Maharashtra remained the worst-hit state in the country with total cases crossing the one lakh mark, with 10,11,41 cases, including 3,717 deaths and 47,796 recoveries.
It is followed by Tamil Nadu (40,698) and the national capital with 36,824 Covid-19 cases.
States with more than 10,000 cases include Gujarat with 22,527 cases and 1,415 deaths, Uttar Pradesh (12,616), Rajasthan (12,068), Madhya Pradesh (10,443). (IANS)