New Delhi: India reported 89,129 COVID infections in the last 24 hours, according to data from the Health Ministry of India. Active cases in the country have risen to 6.58 lakh, while at least 1,15,69,241 have recovered from the disease.
As many as 714 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours, mainly because of the addition of previously unaccounted deaths in Maharashtra. Maharashtra reported 481 deaths on Friday. Of these, 279 were a result of data reconciliation, and the addition of deaths that were previously not counted. Of the remaining 202 deaths, 115 occurred in the previous two days, while 87 were from the previous one week.
Maharashtra scaled a new peak of 47,913 cases. Karnataka reported more than 4,900. Delhi also showed a big jump in new cases, reporting 3,594 cases. Among other states, Punjab reported 57 deaths, and Chhattisgarh 43. Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh reported 16 each.
Earlier in the day, the National Conference president and member parliament from Srinagar, Dr Farooq Abdullah, who had tested positive for COVID, was admitted to a hospital in Srinagar.
Farooq Abdullah’s son and former chief minister, Omar Abdullah took to Twitter to share the news and said that his family was grateful to everyone for their support and prayers.
“Based on the advice of doctors to enable them to better monitor my father, he has been admitted to hospital in Srinagar. Our family remains grateful to everyone for their messages of support & their prayers,” Omar Tweeted.