Shubham Jaiswal ([email protected])
India witnessed the biggest spike in coronavirus cases as the states had reported nearly 8,000 fresh COVID-19 cases in last 24 hours. India’s COVID-19 count surged past 1.73 lakh. The number of deaths due to COVID-19 infection also witnessed the highest rise on Friday. The country registered 265 deaths in last 24 hours.
Maharashtra continued to record the highest number of new COVID-19 cases but several other states also saw high number of cases. While Delhi recorded over 1,000 cases for the second consecutive day, Tamil Nadu added over 800 fresh cases on Friday.
Maharashtra’s coronavirus count crossed the grim milestone of 60,000-mark on Friday. It was the only state in India to record over 50,000 cases. The death toll in state rose to 2,098, highest in India. Mumbai alone confirmed over 36,000 coronavirus cases.
Tamil Nadu was the second state to record 20,000 coronavirus patients, after Maharashtra. As many as 874 people tested positive for novel coronavirus in last 24 hours. The total number of coronavirus cases in the state zoomed to 20,246.