COVID-19 cases in India cross 1,45,000-mark, Death toll at 4,167

The total number of COVID-19 cases in the country has crossed 1,45,000 mark, while the death toll has touched 4,167. India has recorded 6,535 fresh Covid-19 cases and 146 deaths in the last 24-hours.

A total of 145,380 positive cases have been reported so far in the country, which includes 80,722 active cases, 60,490 who have been cured/discharged and 4,167 fatalities, the Health Ministry said on Tuesday.

Maharashtra has highest number of COVID-19 cases – 52,667, followed by Tamil Nadu – 17,082, Gujarat – 14,460, Delhi – 14,053, Rajasthan – 7,300 and Madhya Pradesh – 6,859.

The total number of samples tested for coronavirus in the past 24 hours is 92,528. A total of 31,26,119 samples have been tested so far, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)said on Tuesday.

The novel coronavirus cases surpassed 5.3 million mark globally, with over 3.4 lakh fatalities.