India reports 89,129 COVID infections, 714 deaths in 24 hours

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.

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