India reported 5,611 new coronavirus cases today — its biggest one-day jump since the pandemic started, according to the country’s Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
This past weekend, India saw its infection numbers surge, with total cases increasing by 10,000 in just two days. The latest numbers raise the national total to 106,750 cases and 3,303 deaths, said the ministry.
The highest number of cases have been concentrated in the western state of Maharashtra, which has 37,136 cases and 1,325 deaths.
What’s happening near the storm: The two states expected to be hit hard by Cyclone Amphan have recorded relatively fewer coronavirus cases. West Bengal has confirmed 2,961 Covid-19 patients and 250 virus-related deaths, while Odisha has recorded only 978 patients and five fatalities.
However, all of India is still under lockdown as the country attempts to stop the virus from spreading further.
The governor of West Bengal said the two crises are both formidable challenges.