India’s COVID-19 tally touched 6,48,315 with the biggest single-day spike of 22,771 cases, the latest data from the Union Health Ministry shows. In the 24 hours, the country also recorded witnessed 442 deaths taking the total number of death count to 18,655.
However, the recovery rate has improved to 60.80 per cent with 3,94,227 recoveries. There are 2,35,433 active cases of coronavirus infections in the country at present.
Maharashtra continuing to be the worst hit state is hovering near the two-lakh mark in coronavirus cases with 6,364 fresh cases recorded on Friday taking its total count to 1.92 lakh. As many as 198 deaths were reported on the same day.
Tamil Nadu, the second worst coronavirus hit state in the country, on Friday crossed the one lakh-mark as 4,329 people tested positive. It becomes the second state to cross this mark after Maharashtra. With 64 deaths recorded on Friday the tally of coronavirus deaths in the state goes up to 1,385.
Delhi, reported 2,520 new Covid-19 cases and its total has increased to 94,695. The national capital has reported 2,923 COVID-19-related deaths so far.
Over 11,000 ‘Make In India’ ventilators have been produced and dispatched of which 6,154 have been delivered to hospitals across the country, Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan has said. “The Ministry of Health is also supplying 1.02 lakh oxygen cylinders across India; 72,293 of the oxygen cylinders have been delivered,” he said.