India’s COVID cases reach 1.65 lakh; death toll 4,706

New Delhi (NVI): At least 7,466 new cases of coronavirus and 175 deaths have been reported in India in the last 24 hours.

The total number of coronavirus cases in India now stands at 1,65,799, with 4,706 deaths due to the pandemic, Union Health Ministry said.

In worst-hit Maharashtra, the COVID-19 cases climbed to 59,546 followed by Tamil Nadu with 19, 372 cases, and Gujarat with 15,562 cases.

Maharashtra has also reported the highest number of fatalities at 1,982, followed by 960 in Gujarat and 321in Madhya Pradesh.

The coronavirus cases in Delhi have increased to 16,281 with 316 deaths reported so far, health ministry data shows.

The other worst affected states are Rajasthan (8,067), Madhya Pradesh (7,453), and Uttar Pradesh (7,170).

So far, 71,106 patients have been cured of the virus or discharged.

In addition, India has moved to the ninth position in the list of worst-affected countries during the COVID-19 pandemic, as per the Johns Hopkins University tracker.

Meanwhile, Centre has been engaged discussion with state governments over the possible extension of lockdown even as the COVID-19 cases in the country have crossed 1.65 lakh-mark.