New Delhi: India on Saturday registered slightly fewer Coronavirus cases as compared to yesterday’s record-breaking spike. The country witnessed a single-day spike of 48,916 positive cases and 757 deaths today. The total infections in the country now stands at 13,36,861, with fatalities rising to 31,358 so far. “Total COVID-19 positive cases stand at 13,36,861 including 4,56,071 active cases, 8,49,431 cured/discharged/migrated & 31,358 deaths,” the Health Ministry said in a statement on Saturday. Also Read - Tea Estate In Assam’s Dibrugarh Shut After 133 People Test Covid Positive
Maharashtra has reported 3,57,117 coronavirus cases, the highest among states and union territories in the country. A total of 1,99,749 cases have bern reported in Tamil Nadu till now, while Delhi has recorded a total of 1,28,389 COVID-19 infections. Also Read - Mumbai to Open Drive-in Vaccination Centres in Several Areas. Check List
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research, 4,20,898 samples were tested for Coronavirus on Friday, and overall 1,58,49,068 samples have been tested so far. Also Read - CM Yogi Issues Fresh Instructions, Tasks Team-9 To Ensure All-Round Effort To Tackle Covid 2.0
Being the third-worst hit country, India is now adding a lakh cases every three days. On Monday, the country had crossed the 11 lakh-mark.