India reports above 4 lakh new cases and more than 4,000 deaths in 24 hours

New Delhi: India reported a slight dip in new coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours with 4,01,078 more people testing positive. The cumulative caseload in the country now stands at 2,18,92,676, said the Union health ministry on Saturday morning.

Maharashtra continues to be the biggest contributor to the daily tally as the state reported 54,022 new cases on Friday. Out of these, 3,039 cases were seen in Mumbai. The central government has stated that Delhi, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh, are showing early signs of plateauing or decrease in daily new Covid-19 cases.

However, the daily fatalities are continuing to show an upwards trend. As many as 4,187 more people succumbed to the disease in the last 24 hours, taking the cumulative death toll to 2,38,270. This is the first time the country has reported over 4,000 deaths.

In addition to this, 3,18,609 people were discharged in the same duration, taking the total number of recoveries to 1,79,30,960. As a result, the active tally saw a further jump to rest at 37,23,446. The number was 36,45,164 on Friday.

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