COVID-19: India’s tally crosses 1.65 lakh,116 Deaths In Maharashtra In 24 Hours
NEW DELHI/MUMBAI : With the biggest single-day spike in COVID-19 cases, India overtook Turkey to become the ninth worst-affected country by coronavirus pandemic.
The coronavirus pandemic in India grew by the highest number yet on Friday when 7,466 fresh cases where detected across the country. The total number of coronavirus cases in the country increased to 165,799.
Delhi, the national capital of India, recorded over 1,000 cases in a day for the first time since the outbreak. At least 1,024 confirmed positive with coronavirus disease in last 24 hours. The total cases in Delhi stood at 16,281. As many as 13 people succumbed to death on Thursday, bringing the death toll in the state to 316.
The death toll in India continued to surge. At least 175 deaths were registered on Thursday, the third highest number of deaths in a single day. The number of fatalities due to coronavirus infection climbed to 4,706. The active coronavirus patients stood at 89,987. On the brighter side, over 42% of the total coronavirus patients were recovered from the disease.
Maharashtra, the worst-affected state by coronavirus pandemic, contributed the highest number of new cases on Thursday. Over 2,500 people tested positive for the disease. Mumbai alone reported 1,467 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday. Coronavirus infected 59,546 people in Maharashtra. The fatalities in the state rose to 1,982.
The state – home to India’s financial and entertainment capital Mumbai – has been the worst hit in the country and accounts for over a third of India’s total coronavirus cases. Mumbai alone accounts for over 36,932 cases and 1,173 deaths. The city reported 1,447 cases and 38 deaths in the last 24 hours.
Tamil Nadu also witnessed high number of coronavirus cases on Thursday. The state detected 827 cases in last 24 hours, taking the total count to 19,372. At least 12 died due to coronavirus infection in the state — highest single day death toll.
Karnataka reported 178 new cases of COVID-19 as returnees from neighbouring Maharashtra continue to add to the state’s tally, taking the total number of infections to 2,711, the health department said on Friday. Of the fresh cases, 156 are returnees from Maharashtra. With 47 deaths and 869 discharges, there are 1,793 active coronavirus cases in the state, the department said in its mid-day bulletin.
(Bureau REport with Agency Inputs ).