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India records biggest spike in COVID-19 cases, 6,654 fresh cases in 24 hours

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India has recorded the biggest single-day spike in the number of novel coronavirus cases reported in the country on Saturday. A whopping 6,654 fresh cases of the virus were reported during the last 24 hours ending at 8 am on Saturday, whereas 137 people lost their lives due to COVID-19.

The fresh cases have taken the country’s COVID-19 case count to 1,25,101 cases, whereas the death toll now stands at 3,720. Interestingly, around 25,000 cases have been reported in the past 4 days.

According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, a total of 51,784 patients have recovered so far. Globally, India ranks thirteenth on the list of affected countries.

Maharashtra reported the highest number of cases in the last 24 hours with 2,940 new patients, followed by 784 cases in Tamil Nadu. The two states have the highest number of cases in India. While Maharashtra has recorded over 44,000 cases so far, Tamil Nadu has reported over 14,000 patients.

S. No. Name of State / UT Total Confirmed cases* Cured/Discharged/Migrated Deaths**
1 Andaman and Nicobar Islands 33 33 0
2 Andhra Pradesh 2709 1763 55
3 Arunachal Pradesh 1 1 0
4 Assam 259 54 4
5 Bihar 2177 629 11
6 Chandigarh 218 178 3
7 Chhattisgarh 172 62 0
8 Dadar Nagar Haveli 1 0 0
9 Delhi 12319 5897 208
10 Goa 54 16 0
11 Gujarat 13268 5880 802
12 Haryana 1067 706 16
13 Himachal Pradesh 168 59 3
14 Jammu and Kashmir 1489 720 20
15 Jharkhand 308 136 3
16 Karnataka 1743 597 41
17 Kerala 732 512 4
18 Ladakh 44 43 0
19 Madhya Pradesh 6170 3089 272
20 Maharashtra 44582 12583 1517
21 Manipur 26 2 0
22 Meghalaya 14 12 1
23 Mizoram 1 1 0
24 Odisha 1189 436 7
25 Puducherry 26 10 0#
26 Punjab 2029 1847 39
27 Rajasthan 6494 3680 153
28 Tamil Nadu 14753 7128 98
29 Telangana 1761 1043 45
30 Tripura 175 152 0
31 Uttarakhand 153 56 1
32 Uttar Pradesh 5735 3238 152
33 West Bengal 3332 1221 265
Cases being reassigned to states 1899
Total# 125101 51784 3720

Gujarat is closely trailing Tamil Nadu with 13,268 cases and 802 deaths.

363 new cases, 29 deaths take Guj covid numbers to 13,273; fatalities at 802