New Delhi: India saw a record single-day jump of 9,851 coronavirus cases and 273 deaths on Friday, pushing the nationwide infection tally to 226,770 and the death toll to 6,348, according to the Union health ministry.
India stood seventh among the nations worst hit by the COVID-19 pandemic after the US, Brazil, Russia, the UK, Spain and Italy.
The number of active COVID-19 cases stood at 110,960 while 109,461 people have recovered and one patient has migrated, it said.
“Thus, around 48.27 per cent patients have recovered so far,” a senior health ministry official said.
The total confirmed cases includes foreigners.
Of the 273 deaths reported since Thursday morning, 123 were in Maharashtra, 44 in Delhi, 33 in Gujarat, 16 in Uttar Pradesh, 12 in Tamil Nadu, 10 in West Bengal, six each in Telangana and Madhya Pradesh, four each in Karnataka, Bihar and Rajasthan, three each in Andhra Pradesh and Kerala, two in Uttarakhand and one each in Jammu and Kashmir, Haryana and Jharkhand.
Of the total 6,348 fatalities, Maharashtra tops tally with 2,710 deaths followed by Gujarat with 1,155 deaths, Delhi with 650, Madhya Pradesh with 377, West Bengal with 355, Uttar Pradesh with 245, Tamil Nadu with 220, Rajasthan with 213,, Telangana with 105 and Andhra Pradesh with 71 deaths.
According to the ministry’s website, more than 70 per cent of the deaths are due to comorbidities.