In biggest single-day spike, India records over 6,000 new coronavirus cases, tally reaches 1,18,447

COVID-19 cases in India has risen to 1,18,447, with 3,583 fatalities. There are 66,330 active cases while 48,533 have been cured/discharged, the Health Ministry said on Friday.

Maharashtra has highest COVID-19 cases – 41,642, followed by Tamil Nadu – 13,967, Gujarat – 12,905 and Delhi – 11,659.

The health ministry on Thursday said the case mortality rate in India is 3.06%, which is much lesser in comparison to the global case mortality rate of 6.65%. This brings into focus our efforts towards timely case identification and proper clinical management of the cases.

“An analysis of the deaths indicates 64% deaths in males & 36% in females. In terms of age distribution, it is observed that 0.5% deaths are reported in less than 15 years age group, 2.5% in 15-30 years age group, 11.4% in 30-45 years age group, 35.1% in 45-60 years age group and 50.5% in people above 60 years. Further, 73% of the death cases had underlying co-morbidities. Elderly people (above 60 years of age) and people having co-morbidities are identified as high-risk groups for COVID-19,” the Ministry said.