New Delhi (NVI): Over 90,632 positive coronavirus cases have been recorded in India in the past 24 hours, in the biggest single-day surge, taking the overall tally to 41,23,811.
There are 8,62,320 active cases in the country now while 31,80,865 have been discharged so far. The death toll has reached 70,626 with 1065 fresh deaths in the past 24 hours.
Maharashtra continues to have the highest number of confirmed cases at 8,83,862 cases per the latest Health Ministry data. The state saw a rise of 9,687 positive cases since yesterday, taking the total number of active cases at 2,21,012.
The total number of coronavirus cases in National Capital Delhi stands at 1,88,193 with 4,538 deaths recorded so far. There have been 25 fresh deaths in the capital in the past 24 hours. In addition to that, the total number of active cases in Delhi stands at 19,870 with 1028 fresh cases since yesterday. 1,63,785 patients have been discharged so far.
Apart from that, Maharashtra’s corona death toll has reached 26,276 with 312 fresh deaths since yesterday. 6,36,574 patients have been discharged in the state so far.
With this, India is closing in on Brazil for the second-highest caseload in the world. Brazil has 41.23 lakh cases. The United States, which has the highest infections globally, has reported over 6 million cases. This is the first time that India has reported over 90,000 new cases.
Meanwhile, 26.6 million Covid cases have been recorded globally so far, with the overall tally reaching 2,66,22,706. There have been 8,74,708 deaths due to corona worldwide while 1,77,17, 911 recoveries so far. Cases per 1 million people stand at 3,424.