In yet another grim milestone India has surpassed 1 lakh deaths due to the spread of the novel coronavirus on Friday. As on Friday morning, India’s Covid-19 death toll stood at 99,773, however, the toll crossed the 1-lakh mark as states came out with their fresh daily numbers of new cases and deaths by evening.
Maharashtra, the worst-hit state due to coronavirus, alone recorded 15,591 fresh cases of Covid-19 along with 424 new virus-related deaths on Friday. The fresh cases took Maharashtra’s caseload to 14,16,513.
The Covid-19 death toll in India crossed the 1-lakh mark nearly seven months after the country had confirmed its first coronavirus fatality.
India is in the number one position in terms of the number of recovered coronavirus cases followed by Brazil and the US, according to the Johns Hopkins University (JHU), which has been compiling Covid-19 data from all over the world.
India is the second worst-hit country in terms of Covid-19 cases after the US, while it is in the third spot in terms of fatalities globally after the US and Brazil, according to JHU data.
Earlier on Friday, the Union Health Ministry said India’s active Covid-19 cases remained less than 10 lakh for the eleventh consecutive day.
Even as the death toll crossed the 1-lakh mark, India still continues to maintain its global position of having the maximum number of recovered patients.
(As reported by IndiaToday)