With a spike of 70,496 new cases and 964 deaths reported in the last 24 hours, India’s COVID-19 count reached 69,06,152 on Friday, as per the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW).

According to the MoHFW, this includes 8,93,592 active cases, 59,06,070 cured and discharged or migrated cases.

With the increase of 964 deaths, the toll due to the disease now stands at 1,06,490.

Maharashtra continues to be the worst affected by the pandemic with 2,42,438 active cases, 12,12,016 cured and discharged cases and 39,430 deaths.

Karnataka with 1,17,162 active cases is the next on the list. While 5,52,519 patients have been cured in the State, the disease has claimed 9,675 lives so far.

Kerala, with 90,66s active cases, is also severely affected. However, 1,67,256 patients have been cured in the State and 930 people have died due to COVID-19.

In Andhra Pradesh, there are 48,661 active cases while 6,84,930 patients have been cured of the disease. Moreover, 6,128 people have succumbed to the virus in the State.

As many as 2,72,948 COVID-19 patients have been cured and discharged in the national capital, which has reported 5,653 deaths so far. Delhi currently has 22,232 active cases.

Meanwhile, the Health Ministry said that the new recoveries in the country have exceeded the new cases for three continuous weeks, unabated.

It also said that the “new cases during these 3 weeks have displayed a steady trend of decline.” (ANI)

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