COVID-19: 6,339 New cases In India

23 May, 2020 09:09 IST|Sakshi

NEW DELHI: India registered 6,339 fresh COVID-19 cases on Friday even as it turned out to be the first time to report more than 6,000 infections in just 24 hours. Maharashtra continued to be the worst-hit state where more than 2,935 people have tested positive for COVID-19. The total number of coronavirus positive cases in India rose to 1,23,081. 

However, in a positive sign, more than 51,530 people have recovered from the infection. Maharashtra has the highest number of COVID-19 caseload and the total stands at 44,582. Maharashtra has added more than 2,000 cases for the sixth straight day on Friday. The health minister of Maharashtra Rajesh Tope said that they have issued orders to make available 80 percent of beds in private and charitable hospitals for COVID-19 patients. He further added that for every 10 lakh population, Maharashtra has 332 cases and 11 deaths; Most of the people died due to COVID-19 were found to be having comorbidities.

Tamil Nadu is the second worst-hit state and it has nearly 15,000 COVID-19 positive cases. Chennai recorded 569 cases on Friday. After the return of migrant workers, Uttar Pradesh has reported 232 fresh cases in the past 24 hours, taking the state's total to 5,763. In Bihar, the number of coronavirus cases has touched the 2,000 mark. A new study says that COVID-19 cases may increase between June 21-28.

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