NEW DELHI: There has been the biggest jump in the number of coronavirus cases reported in one single day as up to now as 9,304 individuals were found to be COVID-19 positive in the last 24 hours. The total tally of India is now 2,16,919, as per the recent update on the website of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Thursday, June 4.
The deaths that have resulted from coronavirus also increased and crossed the 6,000-mark. In the last 24 hours, the death of 260 people got reported. Maharashtra itself accounted for 122 fatalities out of the total deaths i.e. 48%.
The active cases also rose to 1,06736. However, more than 1 lakh individuals have also been cured of the virus and discharged from medical facilities.
Maharashtra, the state which is worst affected and has the most number of COVID-19 cases observed 2,560 cases in the past 1 day. The total tally of the state is now 78,860. The death toll in the state also increased and went over 2,500.
The national capital, Delhi also reported it's highest spike yet in the last 24 hours. Around 1,286 fresh coronavirus cases emerged from the city.
Tamil Nadu is the second state after Maharashtra to be worst affected and surged past the 25,000-mark.
The nation has now approved the use of the antiviral drug called 'Remdesivir' to be used during emergencies while treating COVID-19 positive patients. It has been developed by Gilead Sciences Inc and has been the first drug to show improvement in people suffering from coronavirus in the formal clinical trials.
Lav Agrawal, the joint secretary from the Health Ministry said, "The Central Drug Control Standard Organisation (CDCSO) has given permission for emergency use to treat COVID-19 patients based on the available evidence. Remdesivir has been approved for emergency use to treat COVID-19 patients. In terms of what protocol, what doses, it is not available with me now. Particular organisations produce available evidence and based on that, permission for use is given."