New Delhi: In a record high, India registered 2,00,739 fresh COVID-19 infections in the past 24 hours, taking the overall count over 1.40 crore, said the Union health ministry.
With this the country became the second nation to report more than 2 lakh new cases in a day.
India took roughly 10 days to reach the grim landmark of 2 lakh cases in a single day after it crossed the 1 lakh tally on April 5.
This is also the third consecutive day that the death toll crossed the 1000 mark. 1,035 and 1,038 covid deaths were reported on Tuesday and Wednesday respectively.