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India reports highest 1-day spike in COVID-19 cases, tally at 165799 with 4706 deaths

New Delhi: The death toll due to COVID-19 rose to 4,706 and the number of cases to1,65,799  in the country on Friday, registering an increase of 175 deaths and a record jump of 7,466 cases in the last 24 hours, according to the Union Health Ministry.

The number of active COVID-19 cases stood at 89,987 while 71,106people have recovered and one patient has migrated, it said.

While China was the first country to report disease last December and recorded over 84,000 total cases so far, India that reported its first case in January end now has 1,65,799 cases that is more than Turkey’s (1,60,979).

The only good news for India is that it has shown a 42.88 per cent recovery with 71,105 of the patients who contacted the disease being cured and sent back home. In the past 24 hours, 175 deaths were also reported.

Delhi and Tamil Nadu showed jump of around 1,000 cases as Maharashtra continued to contribute a lion’s share, it was still the worst hit state that reported 59,546 cases so far. Tamil Nadu now has 19,372 and Delhi 16,281 cases.

Gujarat reported 15,562 cases, Rajasthan 8,067, Madhya Pradesh 7,453 and Uttar Pradesh 7,170.

Kerala which had almost flatten the curve, is witnessing a surge in the number of COVID-19 cases, there are now 1,088.

The number of cases have spiked in the North East, with Assam having 856 cases.

Other States and UTs have also reported steady increase and West Bengal now has 4,536 cases, Telangana (2,256), Punjab (2,158), Jammu and Kashmir (2,036), Bihar (3,296) and Andhra Pradesh(3,251).

India is currently in the fourth phase of lockdown which is till May 31. Cases spiked at record rate during the lockdown 4.0 that allowed much

(With Agency Inputs)

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