New Delhi: The highest single-day surge in COVID-19 cases went past 17,000 on Friday, pushing India’s tally to 490,401, while the death toll climbed to 15,301 with 407 new fatalities, according to the Union Health Ministry data.
Updated at 8am, the data showed the daily COVID-19 cases increased by the highest-ever 17,296 cases.
India registered over 14,000 cases for the seventh day in a row and witnessed a surge of 299,866 infections from June 1 till 26.
The number of active cases stands at 189,463 while 285,636 people have recovered and one patient has migrated.
“Thus, around 58.24 per cent patients have recovered so far,” an official said. The total number of confirmed cases include foreigners.
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a cumulative total of 7,776,228 samples have been tested up to June 25 with 215,446 samples being tested on Thursday.
Of the 407 new deaths reported till Friday morning, 192 were in Maharashtra, 64 in Delhi, 45 in Tamil Nadu, 18 in Gujarat, 15 each in West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh, 12 in Andhra Pradesh, 10 in Haryana, eight in Madhya Pradesh, seven in Punjab, six in Karnataka, five in Telangana, four in Rajasthan and two in Jammu and Kashmir.
Arunachal Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand and Uttarakhand have reported one COVID-19 fatality each in the last 24 hours.
Of the total 15,301 deaths reported so far, Maharashtra tops the tally with 6,931 deaths, followed by Delhi with 2,429 deaths, Gujarat with 1,753, Tamil Nadu with 911, Uttar Pradesh with 611, West Bengal with 606, Madhya Pradesh with 542, Rajasthan with 379 and Telangana with 230 deaths.
More than 70 per cent deaths took place due to comorbidities, it said.
Maharashtra has reported the highest number of cases at 147,741, followed by Delhi at 73,780, Tamil Nadu at 70,977, Gujarat at 29,520, Uttar Pradesh at 20,193, Rajasthan at 16,296 and West Bengal at 15,648, according to the ministry data.