India breached a new high as it recorded the sharpest spike of 7,466 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours.
The total number of coronavirus cases in India has now reached 1,65,799, and with 175 new deaths, the toll in the country now stands at 4,706, according to the data provided by the Health Ministry on Friday morning.
Globally, the coronavirus has infected more than 58 lakh people and claimed over 3.6 lakh lives, according to the Johns Hopkins University tracker.
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India is the 11th most-affected nation in terms of the total number of confirmed cases. Several big urban centres – Mumbai, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Chennai and Pune – account for a major part of the total cases in the country.