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
2 Andhra Pradesh 2709 1763 55
3 Arunachal Pradesh 1 1 0
4 Assam 259 54 4
5 Bihar 2177 629 11
6 Chandigarh 218 178 3
7 Chhattisgarh 172 62 0
8 Dadar Nagar Haveli 1 0 0
9 Delhi 12319 5897 208
10 Goa 54 16 0
11 Gujarat 13268 5880 802
12 Haryana 1067 706 16
13 Himachal Pradesh 168 59 3
14 Jammu and Kashmir 1489 720 20
15 Jharkhand 308 136 3
16 Karnataka 1743 597 41
17 Kerala 732 512 4
18 Ladakh 44 43 0
19 Madhya Pradesh 6170 3089 272
20 Maharashtra 44582 12583 1517
21 Manipur 26 2 0
22 Meghalaya 14 12 1
23 Mizoram 1 1 0
24 Odisha 1189 436 7
25 Puducherry 26 10 0#
26 Punjab 2029 1847 39
27 Rajasthan 6494 3680 153
28 Tamil Nadu 14753 7128 98
29 Telengana 1761 1043 45
30 Tripura 175 152 0
31 Uttarakhand 153 56 1
32 Uttar Pradesh 5735 3238 152
33 West Bengal 3332 1221 265
  Cases being reassigned to states 1899    
  Total# 125101 51784 3720

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