7,700+ new Covid-19 cases, deaths up by 270 | India News

NEW DELHI: India reported the highest single-day rise in Covid-19 cases as well as deaths, with over 7,700 new infections detected and 270 fatalities related to the virus reported on Friday. With this, the country’s Covid-19 count has risen to nearly 1.69 lakh cases while the death toll is close to 5,000 at 4,978.
The day also saw a big leap in the number of coronavirus patients who have recovered from the infection, with Maharashtra reporting as many as 8,381 discharges, taking the total count to over 82,000 from 70,900 on Thursday.
The huge spike in deaths — the previous highest was 199 reported on May 5 — was partly due to the Delhi government reporting 82 deaths on Friday, of which 69 were reported to have taken place during the course of the month.
As many as 7,713 new infections were reported on Friday, a big jump from the previous high of 6,926, reported just a day earlier. On six of the last nine days, the daily count of cases has touched a new peak, indicating a surge in cases in the country. India’s total coronavirus count stands at 1,68,780.
While Maharashtra again reported by far the country’s highest number of new cases, at least seven sta5tes recorded ther biggest jump in infections in a single day — Delhi (1,106 cases), Tamil Nadu (874), Karnataka (248), Haryana (217), Uttarakhand (216), Telangana (169) and Jharkhand (45).
In several other states, the count of fresh cases remained high. Rajasthan reported 298 infections, Bengal 277, Uttar Pradesh 275, J&K 128, Assam 144 and Chhattisgarh 51, giving an overall picture of cases on the rise in many parts of the country. New cases were reported from 25 states/Union territories on Friday.


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