In the last 24 hours, India recorded its highest one-day spike in the number of COVID-19 cases and deaths, with an increase of 9,851 cases and 273 deaths reported in a single day.
The single-day record new infections bring the total cases of coronavirus in the country to 2,26,770. Meanwhile, the death toll has risen to 6,348. Out of the total COVID-19 cases, 1,09,462 have been cured, discharged or migrated.
With each coming day, the number of cases is higher than the previous day-- giving one-day record spikes daily. On Thursday, the country saw 9,304 new cases of the deadly coronavirus, the highest single-day spike so far, and then the very next day, on Friday, the record was set again with more cases.
COVID-19 cases in India are rising dramatically. Since the official end of the nationwide lockdown on May 31, barring containment zones, the number of cases has been rising at a record pace.
Maharastra, Tamil Nadu, Delhi and Gujarat continue to be in the run for the top 4 most affected states in the country. There are 77,793 patients of Covid-19 and 2,710 people have died so far in Maharashtra, while Tamil Nadu has 27,256 cases and 220 fatalities. In Delhi, the coronavirus tally has reached beyond 25,000 and the death toll is at 650. The number of COVID-19 cases in Gujarat is lower than that of the national capital at 18,584, the western state’s death toll is higher at 1,155.
If coronavirus cases across the country continue to rise at the same rate, it will take India two days to cross the tally of Italy, the sixth worst-affected country by the highly infectious virus.