India, one of the worst coronavirus-hit countries in the world, has crossed 4 million COVID-19 cases. The country, which reported 83,341 cases on Friday, now has 40,06,162 total cases, including 68,472 deaths.
India is third on the list of nations with the greatest number of coronavirus cases, behind the United States and Brazil. Over the last few days, it has been reporting most COVID-19 cases in the world. The daily death figure in India is also touching worrying levels – on Friday, India reported over a thousand deaths.
Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh are the five states which reported the highest number of cases in 24 hours on Friday.
These five states account for over 62 per cent of the active cases, according to the Health Ministry. Among these five states, Maharashtra has recorded 6.8 per cent decrease in the number of active cases over a period of three weeks, it said this morning.