India reports 2,17,353 new Covid cases, 1,185 deaths in 24 hours

at 2:12 pm
COVID cases

New Delhi (NVI): India reported 217,353 coronavirus cases on Friday, the highest single-day spike so far since the pandemic broke out, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. As many as 1,183 deaths were also recorded.

The single-day spike comes a day after 200,739 Covid-19 cases were recorded on Thursday. With this, India’s Covid tally has shot up to 14,291,917 cases.

Maharashtra reported 61,695 fresh coronavirus cases, taking the tally to 36,39,855, while 349 new fatalities pushed the death count to 59,153. The state is under a strict curfew till the end of this month. In terms of the total caseload, Maharashtra is followed by Kerala (1,189,175), Karnataka (1,094,912), Tamil Nadu (954,948), and Andhra Pradesh (937,049).

The Delhi government has imposed a weekend curfew and has ordered shopping malls, gyms and spas to stay shut from Friday evening to Monday morning after it recorded the over 17,000 Covid cases on Wednesday.

Rajasthan too has announced a weekend curfew in the state from 6 pm today to 5 am on Monday because of the rising COVID-19 cases.

The Centre on Thursday said 100 new hospitals will have their own oxygen plant under PM-CARES Fund.