India: Daily COVID-19 deaths surpass 1000 mark, 1,84,372 fresh cases

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India recorded 184,372 fresh positive cases of novel coronavirus on Wednesday, highest single day number recorded. It makes total infection tally past 13.87 million, according to government data.

The daily death toll has gone up to 1027, first time in over five months that the fatalities have crossed the 1000-mark.

According to an estimation based on an epidemiological parameter known as the effective reproduction number, or R(t), which for India at the moment is estimated to be around 1.5-1.6, every two people in the country infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus, on average, pass on the coronavirus (Covid-19) to at least three more people.

Maharashtra continues to contribute the most number of daily cases. The state is seeing 60,000 fresh cases daily.