India's capital Delhi along with Maharastra experienced their largest single-day increase in coronavirus cases on Friday, according to government reports.
For the second day in a row, the country has seen more than 2 lakh Covid events. In the last 24 hours, Delhi reported 19,486 Covid cases, while Maharashtra reported 63,729 infections, reports NDTV.
The national capital also recorded 141 deaths, the highest number of Covid deaths in a single day. The number of active cases in the city has reached an all-time high of 61,000. The rate of recovery has fallen to 90.94%.
Delhi's positivity rate was 19.69 per cent. 12,649 Covid patients were discharged in the last 24 hours. Nearly 99,000 coronavirus tests were conducted in the city during the period.
Maharashtra, the worst-hit state, logged 398 deaths in the last 24 hours. 45,335 patients were discharged.
Out of 2,33,08,878 laboratory samples, 37,03,584 have been tested positive (15.89%) for the virus until today, the state government said in a statement.
Currently 35,14,181 people are in home quarantine and 25,168 people are in institutional quarantine.
In Maharashtra, Pune reported 11,047 cases and 47 deaths. Mumbai logged 8,803 cases and 53 deaths in the last 24 hours, followed by Nagpur with 6,395 cases and 23 deaths.
India today logged a record 2,17,353 daily coronavirus cases as many states - including Delhi and Maharashtra - grappled with a shortage of hospital beds, oxygen, medicines and vaccine doses.
1,185 people dying of Covid in the last 24 hours pushed the country's death count to 1,74,308.