During the last 24 hours, more than 5,000 new Covid infections have been reported, taking the total tally to 4,31,90,282.

This is a 41% increase from previous day. The Union Health Ministry said  on Wednesday that seven people have died due to the virus.

Meanwhile, 3,345 people have been discharged from the hospitals.

A total of 5,233 infections were recorded in a span of 24 hours, while  the death toll climbed to 5,24,715 with seven fresh fatalities

The active cases rose to 28,857, Health Ministry data revealed. The  seven new fatalities include five from Kerala and one each from Delhi  and Uttar Pradesh.

Talking about statewise increase in cases, Maharashtra is witnessing a sudden surge.

Within the last 24 hours, Covid-19 patients in Mumbai have increased by more than 80%.