The Iowa Department of Public Health said that 16,767 confirmed cases of COVID-19 had been reported since the start of the pandemic.
On Friday, 6,088 new cases were recorded in the country within the span of 24 hours.
"In terms of case mortality per 100000 population, India has so far about 0.2 deaths per hundred thousand population vis-a-vis approx".
Maharashtra continues to be worst-hit state with 44,582 cases, 1,517 deaths and 12,583 recoveries. Since yesterday, more than 13 lakh passengers have booked their tickets, the ministry informed.
With a total of 1,25,100 cases, data from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, there now 69,597 active, 51,783 who recovered while 3,720 people have lost their lives to the deadly virus, including 137 in the last one day, which is 11 less deaths than 24 hours ago.
Meanwhile, the Railways has drawn up a schedule to operate 2,600 Shramik Special trains over the next 10 days across the country to ferry around 36 lakh migrant workers, stranded due to the COVID-19 lockdown, to their home states, Chairman of the Railway Board V K Yadav said on Saturday.
The Delhi High Court Friday asked the Delhi government and authorities concerned to maintain proper records on the number of people contracting coronavirus and the death toll. Rajasthan has reported 6,227 cases of which 3,485 have recovered and 151 patients are dead. In the past four day, more than 6,000 new cases have been reported on three, while around 5,600 cases were reported on the other day. The country is going through the fourth phase of lockdown as part of COVID resistance activities. Besides, domestic flights are also scheduled to resume in a phased manner from Monday.
India on Friday saw the biggest rise in COVID-19 cases at 6,088 with the total number of cases rising to 1,18,447 and the recovery rate now almost 41 per cent.
Of the total toll of 3,720, Maharashtra accounts for 1,517 deaths, followed by Gujarat at 802, Madhya Pradesh at 272, West Bengal at 265 and Delhi at 208. "Fortunately that situation has not arisen in India, and it's unlikely to arise with the present state of preparedness", he added. The total number of coronavirus patients in India increased to 1,25,101, while the death toll climbed to 3,720. At least 18 police personnel, including an officer, have died of COVID-19 in the state so far.
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