COVID-19 cases in India mounts to 1,25,101; Records biggest single-day spike


Team Udayavani, May 23, 2020, 10:02 AM IST

New Delhi: India on Saturday reported another highest single-day spike with 6,654 new cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in the last 24 hours, taking the infection tally to 125,101, according to data released by the Union health ministry.

This is the second time in a week that the tally of Covid-19 cases has surged beyond 6,000 and the third time that the country reported the biggest one-day rise in the number of infections.

According to the Health Ministry’s latest data on COVID-19, the total number of cases in India includes 69,597 active cases with the death toll at 3,720. As many as 51,783 people recovered so far, the Health Ministry stated. The recovery rate stood at 41.39 on Saturday.

The 10 worst affected states in terms of deaths are Maharashtra, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal, Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. And the 10 cities from where maximum deaths are being reported are Mumbai, Ahmadabad, Pune, Delhi, Kolkata, Indore, Thane, Jaipur, Chennai and Surat.

Maharashtra now has more than 44,000 Covid-19 cases and 1,517 people have died in the western state, which is the worst hit in the country.

Tamil Nadu has 14,753 infections and Gujarat has reported 13,268 cases of the coronavirus disease so far.

With 12,319 Covid-19 cases, Delhi is the fourth worst-hit region in the country.

The Union health ministry has also issued an advisory expanding the pool of people to be given anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) as a prophylactic to prevent them from contracting the infection.

 

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