Even as India nears the end of the nationwide lockdown, COVID-19 cases in the country continue to rise dramatically. In the last 24 hours (between Thursday and Friday), the country recorded 7,467 new cases of the deadly coronavirus disease, which took the country’ overall tally to 1,65,799.
India now is among the top 10 worst-hit countries with the 9th most number of coronavirus cases. According to data released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the total death toll in the country has reached 4,706. Out of the total infections count, over 71,105 people have successfully recovered from the disease.
Maharashtra continues to the worst-hit state in the country with the highest number of infections. On Thursday, the state tally reached 59,546. So far, Maharashtra has recorded 1,982 deaths, the highest in the country, while 18,616 have recovered from the novel virus.
Tamil Nadu has the second-highest number of coronavirus cases in the country with 19,372 infections so far. Out of the total number of cases, 10,548 people have recovered from the disease. Meanwhile, the death toll of the state stands at 145.
Gujarat is the third worst-hit state by the coronavirus disease with a total number of 15,562 cases reported so far. The state has seen 8,003 people recover from coronavirus while 960 people have died.
In the last 24 hours, Delhi reported 1,004 new COVID-19 cases according to the Union health ministry. The fresh cases took Delhi’s infection tally to 16,281. While 7,495 people have recovered, 316 died due to the disease.