On Saturday, the number of total COVID-19 cases in India crossed 1.73 lakh following the highest single-day spike of 7,964 infections, noted the Ministry of Health.
Even as the end to the nationwide lockdown nears, coronavirus infections continue to rise dramatically across the country. Out of the total infections, 82,370 COVID-19 patients have been cured, discharged or migrated. Meanwhile, the deadly virus has killed 4,971 people so far.
Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Delhi continue to be the top 4 worst-ht states in the country with the most cases of the deadly virus.
Maharashtra remains the state with the highest number of cases with a total of 62,228 infections as of Saturday. The state has reported 2,098 deaths so far, highest in the country, while 26,997 have recovered from the infection here.
This is followed by Tamil Nadu, which has the second-highest number of coronavirus cases in the country with 20,246 infections. While 11,313 people have recovered from the disease here, 154 patients have died.
Delhi, which was fourth in the list has climbed to the third spot after reporting more than 1,000 cases of COVID-19 on Friday for the second day in a row. The national capital's infection tally reached 17,386 on Saturday. While 7,846 people have recovered, 398 died due to the disease.
The total number of coronavirus cases in Gujrat reached 15,934 on Saturday. 8,611 people have recovered from coronavirus in the state, while 980 people have died.