With the states registering over 9,000 coronavirus cases for the second straight day, the number of coronavirus cases in India hit a new high. India’s COVID-19 count surged past the grim milestone of 2.26 lakh. At least six states or Union territories witnessed the biggest spike in COVID-19 infection in last 24 hours — Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir, Kerala and Assam.
The death toll in India reached 6,348. The states recorded 273 fatalities in last 24 hours, the highest toll in a single day since outbreak. A lion’s share of the total casualties on Thursday came from Maharashtra.
The total number of active coronavirus patients in India zoomed to 110,960 Nearly 48% of the total coronavirus cases — 1.09 lakh patients were recovered from the disease.
With 2,933 coronavirus cases, Maharashtra continued to add the highest number of COVID-19 cases even on Thursday. Coronavirus infected 77,793 people in the state. Mumbai alone accounted for 1,439 cases in last 24 hours. The fatalities from coronavirus infection touched another peak on Thursday. At least 123 people succumbed to death in the state in last 24 hours, the highest single-day toll so far.
After Maharashtra, Delhi reported the maximum number of active coronavirus cases. The state recorded over 1,300 fresh cases in last 24 hours. The total number of coronavirus cases in the national capital stood at 25,004. Delhi was the third state to record over 25,000 coronavirus cases after Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu.
Gujarat saw the biggest jump in COVID-19 on Thursday. At least 495 people tested positive for the virus, taking the coronavirus tally to 18,584. The state recorded the second highest number of fatalities after Maharashtra at 1,155.