India's novel coronavirus case tally climbed to 5,85,493 with a single day spike of 18,653 on Wednesday morning. The death toll climbed to 17,400 after 507 new fatalities were recorded in the last 24 hours, ending Wednesday morning.
According to the latest data by Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, active cases in India now stand at 2,20,114, while 3,47,978 people have recovered.
From June 1, when relaxations were introduced under Unlock-1, the country has reported 3.94 lakh cases with Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Delhi and Gujarat accounting for nearly two-third of the total cases in India.
On Tuesday, India Covid-19 tally climbed to 5,66,840 after a single-day spike of 18,522 cases. The death toll rose to 16,893 on Tuesday after 418 new fatalities.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday had said it was a cause of worry that people were not strictly adhering to rules and precautions as they did during the lockdown.
In his address to the nation on Tuesday, PM Modi said India is in a better position compared to many countries of the world, as timely imposition of lockdown and other decisions have saved lakhs of lives.