New Delhi: The coronavirus cases in India continue to spread rapidly. The total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 infection in India crossed the 1.73 lakh-mark on Saturday, while the death toll is nearing the 5,000-mark as well.
India has recorded a spike of 7,964 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours starting Friday. Death toll is 4,971 and the number of cured cases has surged to 82,370.
According to the Health Ministry, Maharashtra has the highest number of cases with well over 62,000 positive cases of infection and more than 2,000 deaths.
Several other states including Delhi, Tamil Nadu, Haryana, Uttarakhand also witnessed a huge spike in daily COVID-19 count.