IMAGE: A man wearing a coronavirus theme-based helmet rides a scooter with placards on it to spread awareness among people at Tilak road in Pune. Photograph: PTI Photo
The death toll due to COVID-19 rose to 3,303 and the number of cases climbed to 1,06,750 in the country on Wednesday, registering an increase of 140 deaths and a record spike of 5,611 cases in the last 24 hours, according to the Union health ministry.
The number of active COVID-19 cases stood at 61,149, while 42,297 people have recovered and one patient has migrated, it said.
IMAGE: An artist paints a mural on a wall depicting a doctor saving people’s lives from deadly coronavirus in Guwahati,. Photograph: PTI Photo
“Thus, around 39.62 per cent patients have recovered so far,” a senior health ministry official said.
The total confirmed cases include foreigners.
IMAGE: A woman from Manipur along with her puppy boards ‘Shramik Special’ train at Dehradun railway station. Photograph: PTI Photo
Of the 140 deaths deaths reported since Monday morning, 76 were from Maharashtra, 25 from Gujarat, six each from West Bengal and Madhya Pradesh, five each from Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh, three each from Tamil Nadu Karnataka and Telangana, two each from Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Jammu and Kashmir and one each from Odhisha and Punjab.
IMAGE: Workers wearing protective suits work at a milk and curd factory in Jammu. Photograph: PTI Photo