New Delhi: India and Bangladesh recorded the biggest daily jump of COVID-19 cases on Wednesday.
The total deaths crossed 10,000-mark in India, reaching 11,903, as total cases surpassed the 350,000-mark, said the latest data released by the federal health ministry.
The data said that 2,003 new deaths, besides fresh 10,974 positive cases, were reported during the past 24 hours across the country, taking the number of deaths to 11,903 and total cases to 354,065.
This is the biggest single-day spike both in terms of COVID-19 deaths and total cases so far.
Bangladesh also reported the biggest daily jump since the virus was first reported on March 8, with over 4,000 new patients.
Nasima Sultana, a senior Health Ministry official, said in an online briefing that "4,008 new positive cases and 43 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours across Bangladesh."