The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has informed that 9,851 fresh cases of novel coronavirus were reported in the last 24 hours ending on Friday morning. Also, 273 deaths were recorded due to the deadly virus during this period. This is the biggest single-day surge in both cases and deaths reported in the country.
The addition of the fresh cases and deaths have taken the COVID-19 case count and death toll to 2,26,770 and 6,348, respectively.
The number of active COVID-19 cases stands at 1,10,960, while 1,09,461 people have recovered and one patient has migrated, the ministry said.
“Around 48.27 per cent patients have recovered so far,” a senior health ministry official said.
Of the 273 deaths reported since Thursday morning, 123 were in Maharashtra, 44 in Delhi, 33 in Gujarat, 16 in Uttar Pradesh, 12 in Tamil Nadu, 10 in West Bengal, six each in Telangana and Madhya Pradesh, four each in Karnataka, Bihar and Rajasthan, three each in Andhra Pradesh and Kerala, two in Uttarakhand and one each in Jammu and Kashmir, Haryana and Jharkhand.
Of the total 6,348 fatalities, Maharashtra tops the tally with 2,710 deaths followed by Gujarat with 1,155 deaths, Delhi with 650, Madhya Pradesh with 377, West Bengal with 355, Uttar Pradesh with 245, Tamil Nadu with 220, Rajasthan with 213, Telangana with 105, and Andhra Pradesh with 71 deaths.
The death toll reached 57 in Karnataka and 47 in Punjab. Jammu and Kashmir has reported 35 fatalities due to the disease, Bihar has 29, Haryana has 24 deaths, Kerala has 14, Uttarakhand has 10, Odisha has seven and Jharkhand has reported six deaths so far.
Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh have each registered five COVID fatalities. Assam has recorded four deaths while Chhattisgarh has reported two deaths so far. Meghalaya and Ladakh have each reported one COVID-19 fatality each.
According to the ministry’s website, more than 70 per cent of the deaths are due to comorbidities.