On Friday, the total number of COVID-19 cases in India reached 118,447, after 6,088 cases were reported in a single day-- the biggest single-day surge in a week, as per data released by the Union health ministry. Meanwhile, the total deaths recorded in the last 24 hours stood at 148.
The number of COVID-19 cases had jumped by 5,611 in 24 hours on Wednesday, taking the total infections tally to 106,750.
Out of the total number of coronavirus cases in the country, 66,330 are active, 48,533 patients have been sent home, and 3,583 people have died due to the deadly virus.
According to data, the recovery rate went up to 40.97 per cent on the fifth day of the fourth phase of the national lockdown. This is up from about 7 per cent before the first phase of the lockdown began on March 25.
Maharashtra continues to be the worst-hit state in the country with the highest number of cases; it has reported more than 41,000 cases of coronavirus and 1,454 fatalities.
Tamil Nadu is the second-worst hit state with 13,967 cases, followed by Gujarat with 12,905 patients so far.
According to the health ministry, Delhi has 11,659 cases of COVID-19 and 194 people have died in the national capital so far.
India has been on a nationwide lockdown since March 25 and has entered into its fourth phase of the lockdown that comes with relatively relaxed restrictions. The two-week fourth phase of the nationwide lockdown is scheduled to end on May 31