New Delhi: The COVID-19 pandemic in India grew by the record number yet on Thursday when as many as 5,609 cases were detected across the country. Maharashtra saw an explosion of COVID-19 infections the state reported over 2,000 new cases for the fourth straight day. The total number of coronavirus patients in India rose to 112,359.
Coronavirus claimed 132 lives in last 24 hours, bringing the death toll to 3,435. Maharashtra alone accounted for 65 deaths on Wednesday, a lion’s share of the total fatalities across the country on Wednesday. There were 63,624 active coronavirus patients in the country, according to ministry of health and family welfare. On a positive side, at least 40% of the total coronavirus cases were recovered from the disease. More than 42,000 people have been cured so far. Maharashtra’s coronavirus count inched towards 40,000 mark as the state had recorded over 2,000 coronavirus cases. The total number of COVID-19 patients in the state stood at 39,297.
As many as 1,390 coronavirus patients succumbed to death in the state. Delhi also witnessed the highest spike in COVID-19 count. As many as 534 people tested positive for novel coronavirus in the national capital. Coronavirus infected 11,088 in Delhi.
The coronavirus cases in Tamil Nadu breached the grim milestone of 13,000. The state reported highest number COVID-19 cases after Maharashtra.