India has reported the highest single-day spike of 10,956 new COVID-19 cases and 396 deaths in the last 24 hours. This is the first time that daily coronavirus cases in the country crossed 10,000-mark. The total number of covid-19 cases in the country now stands at 2,97,535, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said in its latest data update on Friday.
However, there was some good news as total recoveries surpassed the active number of cases. As of now, there are 1,41,842 active cases while 1,47,195 people have been cured/discharged and one has been migrated. The death toll has reached 8,498.
Coronavirus tally in Maharashtra is inching towards 1-lakh-mark as the state continues to report hundreds of fresh COVID-19 cases daily. The worst-hit state now has 94,041 cases and the death toll stands at 3,438. Capital Mumbai alone counts for 52,667 cases and 1,857 deaths.
Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has warned people defying social distancing norms that lockdown may be imposed again if they don’t follow the rules.
“Lockdown may continue if this happens. But I am confident people will listen to the government’s rules and guidelines since it is taking care of their welfare,” Thackeray said in a daily briefing on Wednesday.
India’s total tally of coronavirus cases has crossed 2.76 lakh and the death toll stands at 7,745. Over 1.35 lakh people have recovered from the highly contagious disease.
Meanwhile, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal met Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday evening to discuss the coronavirus situation in the national capital.
“Met Sh Amit Shah, Hon’ble HM. Discussed the situation on corona in Delhi in detail. He assured of all cooperation,” Kejriwal said in his tweet.
Delhi has seen a spurt on COVID-19 cases in the recent days. The city’s tally has reported close to 33,000 coronavirus cases, and 984 deaths.