With the covid surge in Maharashtra, the state accounts for nearly 61 percent of the daily new cases in the country. The state reported 17,864 cases in the last 24 hours on Wednesday accounting for the major share of the fresh cases in the country. India’s total active caseload has reached 2.34 lakh (2,34,406) comprising 2.05 per cent of the total infections. “Maharashtra, Kerala and Punjab account for 76.4 per cent of India’s total active cases, with Maharashtra alone contributing nearly 60 per cent,” the ministry highlighted. The centre observed on Tuesday that Maharashtra is on the verge of the second wave coincided with highest single day detections in the state since September, .The spike is predominantly in the Vidarbha region. It is broadly made up of Nagpur and Amravati divisions and occupies a little less than one-third of the entire state. While Mumbai and Pune were witnessing a sudden rise in coronavirus cases every day, the daily number of cases in Nagpur have exceeded that in Mumbai and have made the district a hotspot.