Covid-19: India records 89129 new cases and 714 deaths in last 24 hours

New Delhi: India has recorded a massive surge of 89,129 Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the country’s total caseload to 12,392,260, according to MoHFW.

Active cases have crossed the 600,000-mark and now stand at 658,909. India is now the 5th-worst hit country in terms of active cases. India also witnessed a grim record of most fatalities due to covid-19 in a single day in 2021, which stood at 714. The death toll from the deadly infection stands at 164,141.

Maharashtra recorded 47,827 cases of Covid-19, pushing the state-wide tally to 2,904,076. Pune district reports 9,086 fresh Covid-19 cases.

With the state witnessing record Covid surge, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Friday said he could announce stricter curbs in a day or two, and warned of a lockdown if the situation did not improve.

The five most affected states by total cases are Maharashtra (2,904,076), Kerala (1,124,584), Karnataka (997,004), Andhra Pradesh (901,989), and Tamil Nadu (886,673).

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