In yet another highest single-day spike in the novel coronavirus cases, India on Friday registered 6,088 new cases of infections taking the country tally to 1.18 lakh. At 9:30 AM on this day, the COVID-19 tally in the country has reached 1,18,447 cases, which includes 66,330 active cases; 48,553 cured, discharged, or migrated patients, and 3,583 deaths. Going by the number of cases registered so far, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Delhi states topped the list of states, severity wise.
Meanwhile, the death toll from the virus touched 3,583 with 150 coronavirus patients breathing the last in COVID hospitals across the country in the last 24 hours. However, the officials heaved a sigh of relief while the recovery rate picked up to 40.97 per cent i.e, more than 48,000 patients by Friday.
Talking over the same, Union health minister Harsh Vardhan said-“India has managed to put up a better fight against COVID-19, as compared to many other developed and developing countries. Of the one-lakh cases, we have sent a significant number (over 40,000) home after treatment, and most of the remaining 60,000 people are also on road to recovery.”
The highest spike in cases came in the wake of India entering the fourth phase of nationwide lockdown this week. The Centre relaxed several norms to restart economic activities.