COVID-19: India records highest single-day spike of 265 deaths, 7,964 cases

Sallie Anderson

New Delhi:

The death toll due to COVID-19 increased to 4,971 and the number of cases reached 1,73,763 in the nation signing up a record single day spike of 265 deaths and 7,964 cases till Saturday 8 am, according to the Union Health Ministry. The number of active COVID-19 cases stood at 86,422 while 82,369 people have actually recuperated and one patient has actually moved, it stated. In the last 24 hours, 11,264 clients have actually recuperated. “Thus, around 47.40 per cent patients have recovered so far,” a senior health ministry official stated.

Of the 265 deaths reported because Friday early morning, 116 remained in Maharashtra, 82 in Delhi, 20 in Gujarat, 13 in Madhya Pradesh, 9 in Tamil Nadu, 7 in West Bengal, 4 each in Telangana and Rajasthan, 2 in Punjab and one each in Chhattisgarh, Jammu and Kashmir, Andhra Pradesh, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh. Of the overall 4,971 deaths.

Maharashtra tops the tally with 2,098 deaths followed by Gujarat (980), Delhi (398,) Madhya Pradesh (334), West Bengal (302), Uttar Pradesh (198), Rajasthan (184), Tamil Nadu (154), Telangana (71) and Andhra Pradesh (60). The death toll reached 48 in Karnataka, 42 in Punjab, 28 in Jammu and Kashmir, 19 in Haryana, 15 in Bihar, 8 in Kerala, and 7 in Odisha.

Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand and Uttarakhand have actually signed up 5 COVID-19 deaths while Chandigarh and Assam have actually tape-recorded 4 deaths each up until now. Meghalaya and Chhattisgarh have actually reported one COVID-19 death each, according to the ministry information. According to the ministry’s website, more than 70 percent of the deaths are because of comorbidities.

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