The Covid-19 tally in India has reached another grim milestone. The country has now recorded 14,516 new cases in the last 24 hours. This is the highest spike in new coronavirus positive cases in the country.
The total number of people infected with coronavirus in the country now stands at 3,95,048. The total number of fatalities has also increased by 375 in 24 hours. The total number of deaths in India currently stands at 12,948.
Out of the total cases, the active cases are 1,68,269, while 2,13,831 have recovered from the disease. The percentage of people recovered has now reached over 54%.
Maharashtra registered the maximum number of new cases with 3,827 new coronavirus positive people in the state. The tally in the state now stands at 1,24,331 people. Out of these, 55,665 are active, whereas 62,773 have been cured or discharged. So far, the country has registered 5,893 deaths due to coronavirus.
Delhi has also shown a substantial amount of new cases in the past 24 hours. There are 3,137 new cases registered in the capital. The total number of people infected now stands at 53,116. The active cases have also risen to 27,512, and 23,569 have recovered. Delhi has recorded a total of 2,035 deaths so far.
Globally the cases have reached 8.6 million, and the deaths have exceeded 4,59,000. In the US, cases rose by 31,489 from the same time Thursday, to 2.21 million, as per data collected by Johns Hopkins University and Bloomberg News. China has also reported 27 new cases, with 22 out of those cases reported in Beijing.
Brazil has become the second country to reach the 1 million mark in total cases after the United States. The country registered a record total of 54,771 new cases on Friday.