Covid 19 cases in India is rising daily, as if now the there are more than 5 lakh cases after the nation reported 17,000 cases late Friday. Maharashtra was the worst affected with 5,000 cases recorded in a single day.
The Maharashtra’s overall tally stands at 1,52,765. The number of COVID-19 deaths, meanwhile, has gone up by 175, taking the state’s toll of fatalities to 7,106. According to the BMC, in Mumbai, there were 1,297 new cases and 117 deaths, bringing the total count to 72,175 cases with 4,179 deaths until now.
On Thursday, Tamil Nadu reported its single worst spike with 3,509 patients testing positive. Only recently, the state had begun to see over 2,000 cases, reported daily. Friday was no better, as the number of cases overshot Thursday’s spike with 3,509 new cases, pushing the infection count to 70,977.