Coronavirus live updates: One-day peak of 46,000 cases takes tally past 12-lakh mark : Latin America and Caribbean top four million coronavirus cases: AFP

India recorded 1,131 casualties, of which 444 had taken place earlier but added by Tamil Nadu to its count only on Wednesday

Minus the backdated deaths, India’s 687 casualties on Wednesday is the highest that the country has reported in a day, taking the cumulative toll to 29,854. While Maharashtra continues to be the worst affected state, the pandemic has reached alarming proportions in the south with the five southern states alone accounting for nearly 42% of the country’s total fresh cases on Wednesday which stood at 46,221.

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