COVID in India: Record single-day spike of 9,971 positive cases; death toll 6,929
According to Health Ministry, around 48.36 per cent patients have recovered so far. Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Delhi and Gujarat are the worst hit states of India.
The Coronavirus cases are fast increasing in India. With every passing day, thousands of new positive cases are being reported.
On Sunday, India registered its highest single-day spike of COVID-19 positive cases for the fifth consecutive day.
According to Health Ministry data, 9,971 new cases were recorded in the past 24 hours. With this spike, the country's tally has reached 2, 46,628, positive cases.
The increasing death toll is more concerning for the country. As per the Health Ministry data, the deadly virus has already claimed 6,929 lives in India. In the past 24 hours alone the country registered 287 deaths.
The number of active COVID-19 cases stands at 1, 20,406, according to the Health Ministry. A total of 1,19,292 people have recovered and one patient has migrated, the Ministry said.
"Thus, around 48.36 per cent patients have recovered so far," a senior ministry official said. Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Delhi and Gujarat are the worst-hit states of India.
Meanwhile, on Saturday, India had raced past Spain to become the fifth worst-hit nation by the COVID-19 pandemic. Only the United States, Brazil, Russia and United Kingdoms were ahead of it.
However, with a sudden spike in cases, Spain has now become 4th worst COVID hit nation in the world followed by UK and India.