The coronavirus tally in India breached the 3-lakh mark on Saturday after the nation added around one lakh cases in 10 days, becoming the third-fastest growing outbreak of the novel virus globally.
India added 11,458 new cases over the last 24 hours, taking the total case count to 3,08,993, according to the Health Ministry’s update at 8 a.m. on June 13.
This includes 1,54,330 recoveries and 8,884 people who have succumbed to the deadly virus.
The states witnessed a record jump in daily COVID-19 count in the last 24 hours. For the first time, over 11,000 people tested positive for the novel coronavirus in a day across the country.
India’s COVID-19 tally surged to 308,993. Maharashtra became the first state to record over 1 lakh coronavirus cases. The western state accounted for a third of India’s COVID-19 count. India took 10 days to hit 3-lakh mark after crossing 2 lakh cases on June 2.