Coronavirus Update: Number of cases in India cross the 13-lakh mark

The number of coronavirus cases in India crosses the 13-lakh mark. Single-day spike of 48,916 positive cases & 757 deaths take active cases to 4,56,071 with 8,49,431 cured/discharged/migrated & 31,358 deaths.

The number of Coronavirus cases in India has crossed the 13 lakh mark on Saturday just two days before 12 lakh. According to the Union Health Ministry, the number of recoveries has grown up to 8,49,431 patients.

Further data showed by the ministry state 48,916 fresh cases. The country’s coronavirus infection tally surged to 13,36,861, while the death toll rose to 31,358 with 757 more people succumbing to the disease in the last 24 hours.

This is the third consecutive day in India where the number of cases has spiked up to 45,000.  Currently, India has a total of 4,56,071 active cases meaning 63.54 percent of people have recovered so far from the virus.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 4,20,898 samples were tested for coronavirus on Friday and overall 1,58,49,068 samples have been tested so far.

Maharashtra remains the state with the highest spike in coronavirus cases till now. The state alone has recorded over 3,57,117 cases. A total of 1,99,749 cases have been reported from Tamil Nadu till now, while Delhi has recorded a total of 1,28,389 coronavirus cases.

Maharashtra reported a total 278 number of deaths while Karnataka stood second at 108 death. Tamil Nadu reported 88 death cases, 59 were from Uttar Pradesh, 49 from Andhra Pradesh, 35 from West Bengal, 32 from Delhi, 26 from Gujarat, 14 from Jammu and Kashmir, 11 from Madhya Pradesh and eight each from Rajasthan and Telangana.

Assam, Chhattisgarh, and Odisha have reported six fatalities each, followed by Punjab with five deaths, Kerala and Haryana four each, Bihar and Jharkhand three each, and Puducherry, Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland one fatality each.

Meanwhile, India ranks 3rd with the highest number of coronavirus cases globally.

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