Record 6,654 cases in last 24 hrs take India's COVID-19 tally past 1.25 lakh; death toll past 3,700 | Check state-wise list here
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: India on Saturday recorded highest single day spike as the country recorded 6,654 new infections in the last 24 hours taking the total toll of COVID-19 cases to 1,25,101 in the country. The country also witnessed 137 fatalities in the last 24 hours taking the death toll to 3,720.
Of the total cases, 69,597 are active cases being treated in the country, while 51,783 people have been cured and discharged from the hospitals.
Among the Indian states, Maharashtra remains to be the worst-hit state with 44,582 case and 1,517 deaths. The state recorded 2,940 new coronavirus patients on Friday, the highest one-day spike so far, while 63 succumbed to the deadly virus. Of the 2,940 cases, 1,751 new cases were found in the state capital Mumbai, with 27 deaths.
Following Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu remains to be the second worst-hit state with 14,753 coronavirus infections. However, the mortality rate in the southern state is very less as compared to other states as only 98 people have lost their lives due to the virus in the state.
Whereas, Gujarat, with a very high mortality rate has recorded 802 fatalities due to the deadly infection, while 13,268 people have been afflicted by the COVID-19 in the western state so far.
Meanwhile, the national capital Delhi is also witnessing a huge spike in coronavirus cases from past few days. With record 660 fresh cases of COVID-19 recorded on Friday, the total number of cases in the capital now stands at 12,319, while 208 people have succumbed to the virus so far.
Here is the state-wise list of coronavirus cases and deaths:
|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||1489||720||20|
|Cases being reassigned to states||1899|
Meanwhile, reeling off various studies, government officials also said up to 2.1 lakh more people could have died in India if the lockdown had not been implemented as "a timely, graded, proactive and preemptive public health measure" to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
India has been under a lockdown since March 25, but several restrictions have been eased in the ongoing fourth phase, which began on May 18 and is scheduled to end on May 31, to help revive economic activities. The Union Health Ministry officials and members of COVID-19 task forces, cited various studies to prove its point that the unprecedented shutdown has paid "rich dividends" in the fight against the pandemic.
Posted By: Talib Khan