India records 48,268 new coronavirus cases, pushing tally to near 81.4 lakh

India records 48,268 new coronavirus cases, pushing tally to near 81.4 lakh

India recorded 48,268 new coronavirus cases on Friday, taking the nation's tally to 81,37,119, the Union health ministry said on Saturday.

According to the latest health update, 551 new deaths were reported on Friday. The country's toll now stands at 1,21,641

Meanwhile, there are 5,82,649 active Covid-19 cases in India after a decrease of 11,737 in the last 24 hours. Total cured cases are at 74,32,829 with 59,454 new discharges in a day.

On Friday, Delhi reported 5,891 new Covid-19 cases, 4,433 recoveries and 47 deaths. Total cases in the national capital now stands at 3,81,644 including 3,42,811 recoveries, 32,363 active cases and 6,470 deaths, according to the Delhi health bulletin.

Maharashtra reported 6,190 Covid-19 cases on Friday, pushing the state's tally to 16,72,858.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday saluted all corona warriors in the country for their contribution in fighting the deadly virus.