- India records higher-ever-single-day spike in COVID-19 cases ever
- This spike was 1,412 more cases than the previous biggest spike India saw
- India’s total number of reported COVID-19 cases have crossed 1.25 lakh
India saw the biggest spike in the number of cases of COVID-19 when the total number of people who tested positive for the novel Coronavirus in the past 24 hours came out to be 6,654. This is 1,412 more confirmed cases than the previous biggest spike of COVID-19. As more COVID-19 cases were reported from all over India on Friday, the total number of cases for India crossed 1.25 lakh mark.
According to the data of the Union Health Ministry, 1,25,101 people have been tested positive for this deadly virus till Saturday (23rd of May). Though 51,784 people have recovered from the virus, 3,720 people have lost their lives.
On 18th of May, The Union Health Ministry informed a spike of 5,242 new COVID-19 cases which were registered and took the total tally in the country of infected people to 96,169 out of which more than 3,000 people had lost their lives.
The jump is cases came in just one day after the Central Government released the guidelines for Lockdown 4.0.
Additionally, as on 9:00 AM on Saturday, Rajasthan reported 48 fresh cases and even reported 2 deaths due to the novel Coronavirus which took the state’s total tally of deaths to 155.
The total number of positive patients in Rajasthan have now swelled to 6,542 cases and currently have 2,695 active cases, as reported by Rajasthan’s health department.
Maharashtra is the worst hit state in India with more than 44,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Mumbai, the capital city of Maharashtra, alone accounts for more than 27,000 cases from that tally.