Record 6,088 new COVID-19 cases in last 24 hours take India's tally to 1,18,447, death toll mounts to 3,583
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: With a surge of 6,088 new infections, India on Friday recorded highest single day spike in the coronavirus cases, taking the total toll of positive COVID-19 patients to 1,18,447. This is the highest number of cases ever recorded in the country in a span of 24-hours. The death toll also reached 3,583 in the country with a surge of 148 fatalities in 24-hours.
Out of the total 1,18,447 cases, 66,330 are active coronavirus cases, while 48,533 patients have been cured and discharged from the hospitals across the country.
Maximum number of cases recorded in India were in Maharashtra, where the total tally of COVID-19 patients crossed 41,000-mark and reached 41,642, whuile the death toll in the state rose to 1,454. Following Maharashtra, the southern state of Tamil Nadu remains on the second spot with 13,967 positive cases and 94 deaths.
Meanwhile, Gujarat with 12,905 cases and 773 COVID-19 fatalities remains to be the third most affected Indian state. Whereas the national capital, Delhi, with 11,659 cases 194 deaths is on the fourth spot.
Here is the state-wise list of coronavirus cases and deaths in the country:
|S. No.||Name of State / UT||Total Confirmed cases*||Cured/Discharged/Migrated||Deaths**|
|1||Andaman and Nicobar Islands||33||33||0|
|8||Dadar Nagar Haveli||1||0||0|
|14||Jammu and Kashmir||1449||684||20|
|Cases being reassigned to states||1620|
However, despite the sharp increase in number of cases, the Health Ministry is boasting about the low mortality rate in the country and credited the efforts of timely identification of positive cases and proper clinical management for the low mortality rate of COVID-19 cases in the country, which stood at 3.06 as against the 6.65 global rate.
"The case mortality rate in India is 3.06 per cent, which is much lesser in comparison to the global case mortality rate of 6.65 pc. This brings into focus our efforts towards timely case identification and proper clinical management of the cases," the ministry said in its statement.
Posted By: Talib Khan