COVID-19: India records highest-ever spike of 9,887 new cases

New Delhi: The coronavirus pandemic in India grew by the highest number yet again on Saturday when 9,887 fresh cases were detected in last 24 hours.

With this, the total number of coronavirus patients in India increased to 236,657. India overtook Italy to become the sixth nation to record the most number of COVID-19 cases in the world.

Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh witnessed the biggest spike in daily COVID-19 count on Friday.

A record number of coronavirus fatalities were confirmed in last 24 hours. Coronavirus infection claimed as many as 294 lives on Friday — the highest number of deaths reported in a day.

Maharashtra alone recorded 139 deaths while Delhi confirmed 58 fatalities in last 24 hours.

There were 115,942 active coronavirus patients in India. Over 1.14 lakh were cured from the disease. At least 48% of the total coronavirus cases were recovered since the outbreak. Desk: Asianet Online