Coronavirus: India records biggest ever single-day spike in COVID-19 cases; death toll over 6,000
According to the ministry of health's website, more than 70% of the coronavirus deaths were due to comorbidities.
New Delhi: India on Thursday (June 4) witnessed a record single-day spike of 9,304 coronavirus (COVID-19) cases taking the country's tally to 2,16,919, according to the Union ministry of health and family welfare.
The ministry informed that 260 more deaths due to coronavirus were reported in the last 24 hours.
The total number of cases in the country now stands at 2,16,919 including 1,06,737 active cases, 1,04,107 cured/discharged/migrated and 6,075 deaths.
Maharashtra has so far reported 74,860 cases, more than any other state in the country.
In Tamil Nadu, 25,872 cases have been detected so far while Delhi has reported 23,645 coronavirus cases.
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 1,39,485 samples were tested in the last 24 hours whereas 42,42,718 samples have been tested till date.
The death toll has reached 53 in Karnataka, 47 in Punjab, 34 in Jammu and Kashmir, 25 in Bihar, 23 in Haryana, 11 in Kerala, eight in Uttarakhand and seven in Odisha.
Himachal Pradesh, Chandigarh and Jharkhand have registered five COVID-19 deaths each, Assam has recorded four deaths while Chhattisgarh has reported two deaths so far. Meghalaya and Ladakh have reported one COVID-19 fatality each.
(With inputs from agencies)