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Odishatv Bureau

New Delhi: India on Friday added 13,586 new COVID-19 cases for the first time in a single day, pushing the tally to 3,80,532, while the death toll rose to 12,573 with 336 new fatalities, according to the Union Health Ministry data.

In some positive news, the number of recoveries crossed the two lakh mark and stands at 2,04,710, while there are 1,63,248 total COVID-19 active cases, according to the updated official figure at 8 am.

This is a steady rise of spike in cases for last eight days when India crossed over 10,000 cases each day.

With 336 deaths in the last 24 hours, a total of 12,573 people have succumbed to the deadly disease since the first case was reported on January 30, the Health Ministry data said.

Of the 336 new deaths reported till Friday morning, 100 were in Maharashtra, 65 in Delhi, 49 in Tamil Nadu, 31 in Gujarat, 30 in Uttar Pradesh, 12 each in Karnataka and West Bengal, 10 in Rajasthan, six in Jammu and Kashmir, five in Punjab, four each in Haryana and Madhya Pradesh, three in Telangana, two in Andhra Pradesh and one each in Assam, Jharkhand and Kerala.

For the 10th consecutive day, the number of recoveries (204,710) remained higher than the active ones (163,248). More than half of the patients who contracted the disease have recovered so far.

Maharashtra remained the worst-hit state in the country with total cases crossing the one lakh mark -- 1,20,504 cases, including 5,751 deaths. Maharashtra alone reported 3,752 fresh Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours with 100 fatalities due to pandemic.

Tamil Nadu and Delhi both witnessed spike of more than 2,000 cases. Tamil Nadu, which is second most affected state witnessed a spike of 2,141 cases taking the total tally to 52,334 cases.

The national capital recorded 49,979 total corona cases. Delhi witnessed a record growth of 2,877 cases in the last 24 hours and a total of 1,969 deaths.

States with more than 10,000 cases include Gujarat with 25,601 cases and 1,591 deaths, Uttar Pradesh (15,181), Rajasthan (13,857), Madhya Pradesh (11,426) and West Bengal (12,735).

(With Agency Inputs)

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