New Delhi: The Novel Coronavirus cases in the country spiked close to 20,000 mark on Wednesday morning with the number touching 19984, as per the government data.
Death toll mounted to 640 across the nation with maximum casualties in Maharashtra where 251 deaths have been reported so far.
In an improvement, the number of cured and discharged cases of COVID 19 were now 3869 pan India, the health ministry data said.
Active COVID cases in the country at present stand at 15474, while government had said that the doubling rate of COVID has slowed in the country referring to the data collected on April 19.
There has been a rapid rise in Gujarat wherein the cases have jumped to 2178 in just past two three days with the state standing at number two after worst hit COVID state that is Maharashtra where the number has crossed 5000 with 5218 cases as on Wednesday morning along with 251 deaths.
Gujarat also has the highest casualties at 90 after Maharashtra.
Delhi is now housing 2156 cases with 47 deaths reported so far, while in Madhya Pradesh the numbers have spiked to 1552 with 76 deaths so far.
Tamil Nadu and Rajasthan now house 1596 and 1659 cases respectively, while in Uttar Pradesh the number now is 1294.