The number of novel coronavirus infections saw the biggest spike in India with 6,654 new cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total tally to 1,25,101 on Saturday, the union health ministry said on Saturday. The death toll due to the pandemic rose to 3,720 after 137 more fatalities.
This was the fifth day in the last one week that the infections have increased by a record number, as nearly 35,000 cases have emerged in this time span. Both the spread of the virus and the spurt in cases in recent days will be a cause for concern for the authorities.
India has registered highest single day spikes on May 17 (4,987 cases), May 18 (5,242 cases), May 20 (5,611 cases), May 22 (6,088 cases) and May 23 (6,654 cases) in