In the time of surging corona cases in the country, India is struggling to cope with spiking Covid-19 infections. The country has recorded the highest one-day tally of fresh Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours.
It recorded over 3.46 lakh new coronavirus cases, which is world's highest single-day spike, while deaths rose by 2600 Friday. In just three days, India has reported close to a million fresh cases of 9.94 lakh. The overall caseload surge to 1,62,63,695, according to the data provided by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Friday morning. The death toll from the Covid stands at 189,549 while there are over 2.55 million active cases. The country has close to 17 million confirmed cases, second only to the US.
The six most affected states by total cases are Maharashtra (4,161,676), Kerala (1,322,054), Karnataka (1,247,997), Tamil Nadu (1,037,711), and Andhra Pradesh (997,462), Uttar Pradesh (976,765) and Delhi (956,348).
According to Thursday evening's tally, the maximum number of deaths were reported from Maharashtra at 568, followed by Delhi with 306 daily deaths.
The total recoveries has increased to 1,36,48,159, the Union health ministry said on Friday.