Western state of Maharashtra is 1st to record over 100,000 COVID-19 cases
NEW DELHI (Anadolu) – India on Saturday crossed the 300,000 mark by registering the highest single-day spike of 11,458 new coronavirus cases, while the death toll climbed to 8,884 with 386 new fatalities, according to the Health Ministry.
The total COVID-19 tally now stands at 308,993.
However, the government on Friday said the doubling time of coronavirus cases has improved from 15.4 days to 17.4 days.
The western state of Maharashtra is the first to record over 100,000 cases.
It took just 10 days for India to reach the 300,000 mark from 200,000.
Mumbai, the country’s commercial capital, has crossed the 55,000 mark and the death toll has reached 2,044. According to official data, the COVID-19 tally in Mumbai showed 55,451 cases and 2,044 deaths.
Meanwhile, the daily count of Covid-19 in the capital New Delhi reached 36,824 cases on Saturday. The number of deaths due to coronavirus has climbed to 1,214.
The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) on Sunday will make a decision on closing Delhi markets.
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), out of a population of 1.35 billion, some 5.58 million samples in the country have been tested for COVID-19 so far.