In escalating numbers of the positive COVID 19 cases, the death toll rose to 149 and the number of cases to 5,194 in the country on Wednesday, according to the Union health ministry.
While the number of active COVID-19 cases is 4,643, as many as 401 people were cured and discharged and one had migrated, it said.
The total number of cases include 70 foreign nationals.
Sixteen deaths were reported from Maharashtra, two each from Delhi, West Bengal, Haryana and Tamil Nadu and one from Andhra Pradesh.
Maharashtra has reported the most coronavirus deaths at 64, followed by Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh at 13 each and Delhi at 9.
Telengana, Punjab and Tamil Nadu have reported seven fatalities each.
West Bengal has registered five deaths, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh have reported four each, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Rajasthan have recorded three deaths each.
Two deaths each have been reported from Jammu and Kashmir and Kerala. Bihar, Himachal Pradesh and Odisha reported one fatality each, according to the health ministry data.
The highest number of confirmed cases in the country are from Maharashtra at 1018, followed by Tamil Nadu at 690 and Delhi with 576 cases.
Tripura, Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh have reported one case each.