India added 24,882 fresh COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours – the highest jump this year – taking its tally to 1.13 crore cases, the Health Ministry data this morning showed. The number of fresh infections is nearly seven per cent higher than Friday, when the country registered 23,285 cases. Overall, India has now recorded 1,13,33,728 cases since the outbreak a year ago, according to the government data updated today.
In the 24-hour period, India, reported 140 deaths linked to the virus taking the total number of fatalities to 1,58,446. The recoveries have crossed 1.09 crore.
India’s total COVID-19 active caseload has reached 1,97,237, which is 1.74 per cent of India’s total infections.
Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, Karnataka, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu continue to report a surge in daily COVID-19 cases, accounting for 85.6 per cent of the new cases, the government said on Friday. The situation in Maharashtra, which has consistently topped the ranking over the past year, has been under scrutiny for a while with several districts imposing partial lockdowns or night curfews.
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