India records over 1.68 lakh COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours
India recorded 1,68,912 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours on Monday, pushing the country's caseload to over 1.35 crore.
This is the sixth straight day when cases have exceeded over 1 lakh, raising concern over the future course of action against the rapid spike.
The reappearance of the virus led to 904 fresh fatalities, taking the country's total death toll to 1,70,179.
Maharashtra remains the worst-affected state with 63,294 new cases and 349 deaths in the last 24 hours, followed by Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, and Karnataka.
Amid growing concerns, the Maharashtra Government is likely to take a call on announcing a complete lockdown in the state this week.
The worst-hit states are deliberating on possible measures to halt or minimise the surge at the earliest.
India also administered 29.33 lakh vaccine doses in the last 24 hours.
(Edited by Shankar Kumar Turha)