With highest spike of 6,654 cases in 24 hours, India crosses 1.25 lakh-mark
New Delhi: In just 24 hours flat India added 6,654 positive cases, Health Ministry data showed on Saturday. It is 566 cases more in a single day than it reported on Friday. With this, the total tally went past the 1.25 lakh-mark. Before the first week of the fourth phase of the nationwide lockdown ended, cases continually breached the highest record everyday in the last four days.
With a total of 1,25,100 cases, data from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare says there are now 69,597 active cases, 51,783 of whom recovered while 3,720 people have lost their lives to the deadly virus. This includes 137 in the last one day, which is 11 less deaths than 24 hours ago.
The worst hit State continued to be Maharashtra with 44,582 active cases, of whom 1,517 people died while 12,583 people have recovered. In the past 24 hours, 2,940 cases have come up while 821 new recoveries have occurred.
Tamil Nadu is at second spot with 14,753 cases and 98 deaths while Gujarat is third with 13,268 cases and 802 deaths. Delhi has so far reported 12,319 cases with 208 fatalities and 5,897 people recovering from the disease.
States with more than 5,000 cases each are Rajasthan (6,494), Madhya Pradesh (6,170) and Uttar Pradesh (5,735).
Other major States and Union Territories that have reported more than 1,000 cases each are West Bengal (3,332), Andhra Pradesh (2,709), Punjab (2,029), Telangana (1,761), Bihar (2,177), Jammu and Kashmir (1,489), Karnataka (1,743), Odisha (1,269) and Haryana (1,067).
States and UTs that have reported a significant number of corona cases are Kerala (732), Jharkhand (308), Chandigarh (218), Assam (259), Tripura (175), Chhattisgarh (172) and Uttarakhand (153).
62 patients recover in Odisha
As many as 62 more Covid-19 patients in Odisha have recovered from the disease taking the total coronavirus recovery tally to 498. However, as per the latest information from the Health and Family Welfare department, one of the recovered case belongs to Maharashtra due to which the total recovery in Odisha now stands at 497.
While Ganjam district reported the bulk of 41 recoveries, 15 Covid patients recovered from the disease in Balasore. Jajpur, Mayurbhanj and Bhadrak districts have reported one recovered case each while Sundargarh reported 2 recoveries.
Earlier in the day, the State reported 80 fresh Covid cases taking the total positives tally to 1,269. Odisha has so far witnessed seven deaths while active cases now stand at 765.