The daily COVID-19 Infections in India on Wednesday surged by 28,903 the health ministry reports.

The nationwide tally has moved to 11.44 million making this the highest increase Since December 13.

On casualties, the victims increased by 188, the highest figure in two months, to stand at 159,044.

After the United States and Brazil, India has the world’s highest tally of infections.

India’s country’s worst affected state of Maharashtra, has recorded nearly 62 percent of infections in the past 24 hours and 46 percent of the deaths.

Putting into consideration mutations that have been a factor in Western countries, the federal government has blamed crowding and a general reluctance to wear masks for the spike, ruling out the virus.

Despite adhering to the restrictions and rules to curb the spread of the virus, Maharashtra, home to India’s commercial capital of Mumbai, has not completely escaped the spread of the infections.

In reaction to the development, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has agreed to discuss the rise in cases in a video conference with state chief ministers later on Wednesday.