India recorded 4,08,323 fresh COVID cases until 11 p.m. on April 30, thereby becoming the first country in the world to register over 4 lakh infections in a single day. A total of 3,464 new deaths were also reported on the day.
The central government on Friday expressed concern that many states are not only recording a higher peak of coronavirus cases than in September last year but also seeing a high growth trajectory.
Among the states are Karnataka, Kerala, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Goa and Odisha.
Maharashtra reported 62,919 infections, followed by Karnataka (48,296), and Kerala (37,199). Maharashtra also recorded 828 casualties, followed by Delhi (375) and Uttar Pradesh (332). The country has so far reported a total of 1,91,63,488 cases and 2,11,778 deaths.