The number of active cases was 944,996 and the country’s death toll mounted to 100,842, the health ministry’s dashboard showed at 8am. India’s total recoveries from the viral disease are 5,427,706 as 75,628 Covid-19 patients were cured in the last 24 hours across the country.
India’s tally of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) mounted to 6,473,544 after 79,476 new infections and 1,069 related deaths were reported in the last 24 hours, according to data from the Union health ministry on Saturday.
“The last 10 lakh recoveries were added in just 12 days. With this, India continues to maintain its global position of being the country with maximum number of recovered covid-19 patients in the world,” the health ministry had said on Friday.
Of the new Covid-19 cases, 78.07% are concentrated in states and Union territories. Maharashtra contributed more than 16,000, Karnataka added around 10,000 cases and Kerala follows with more than 8,000.
As 10 states and Union territories account for 72% of the newly recovered cases, Maharashtra has the highest number followed by Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. On Friday, 83.37% of the deaths were reported from 10 states and Union territories with 36% from Maharashtra with 394 deaths, followed by Karnataka with 130 deaths.