India reported 68,020 fresh cases on Monday in highest ever one day spike in 2021 and the biggest single day surge since October, according to Union health ministry data. The total number of Covid-19 cases in the country now stands at 1.2 crore. The active cases again crossed the half a million mark after 35,498 new cases were added in the last 24 hours, the health ministry data showed. The country recorded 291 fresh fatalities in the same time period, which took the death toll to 161,843. The health ministry has said that eight states and union territories have been leading the surge in Covid-19 cases and Maharashtra continues to be the worst hit.