The coronavirus pandemic in India crossed another grim milestone of 3-lakh cases. The states witnessed a record jump in daily COVID-19 count in the last 24 hours. For the first time, over 11,000 people tested positive for the novel coronavirus in a day across the country.
India’s COVID-19 tally surged to 3 LAKH 8,993. There were 1 LAKH 45 THOUSAND 779 active coronavirus cases in the country. Over 1.5 lakh were recovered from the disease, according to the data released by ministry of health and family welfare.
The deadly novel corona virus claimed 389 lives in the last 24 hours, bringing the death toll to 8,886 in India. In a first, Delhi recorded 129 fatalities on Friday, higher than that of Maharashtra.
Delhi also witnessed the biggest spike in daily COVID-19 count on Friday. For the first time, more than 2,000 fresh cases were reported in a single day. Delhi’s COVID-19 count zoomed to 36,824. The number deaths were on a steady rise in Delhi. Coronavirus killed 1,214 in the capital, third highest in the country.
Maharashtra became the first state to record over 1 lakh coronavirus cases. The western state accounted for a third of India’s COVID-19 count. India took 10 days to hit 3-lakh mark after crossing 2 lakh cases on June 2.
Tamil Nadu became the second state in India to confirm 40,000 coronavirus cases. At least 1,982 diagnosed positive for the virus in the last 24 hours.
Gujarat added 495 new coronavirus cases on Friday, taking the tally to 22,527. The state reported the second highest deaths related to COVID-19 infection in the country. At least 1,415 coronavirus patients succumbed to death in the state.
Meanwhile the World Health Organization (WHO) director-general Tedros Adhanom Gheybreyesus said that vigilance was required worldwide against the “very dangerous virus” even in regions where it appeared to be on the wane.