India records highest single day spike with 22,771 new COVID-19 cases; tally crosses 6.48 lakh

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With 22,771 new cases in the last 24 hours, the highest number of cases in a single day, India's COVID-19 tally reached 6,48,315 on Saturday.


Meanwhile, with an increase of 442 deaths in the last 24 hours, the number of deaths in the country due to COVID-19 has risen 18,655.

According to the data provided by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the total number of active cases in the country is 2,35,433. Meanwhile 3,94,227 persons have been cured/discharged/migrated.

As India is attempting to flatten the curve of the novel coronavirus, some states are continuing to see a steady rise in cases.

With 1,92,990 confirmed cases of COVID-19 so far, Maharashtra remains the worst-affected state in the country, while the number of fatalities reached 8,376.

It is followed by Tamil Nadu and Delhi. The total number of cases in Tamil Nadu reached 1,02,721. The death toll in the state also rose 1,385.

Whereas, Delhi recorded 2,520 fresh coronavirus cases on Friday, taking the tally in the city to over 94,000, while the death toll from the disease mounted to 2,923. 

Coronavirus, which originated in China's Wuhan city in December last year, has so far spread to more than 200 countries. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared coronavirus a pandemic.



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