India’s COVID-19 cases rise to 1,73,763, Death toll at 4,971

India’s COVID-19 cases has risen to 1,73,763 with 4,971 fatalities. There are 86,422 active cases while 82,369 have been cured/discharged, the Health Ministry said on Saturday.

Maharashtra remains the worst affected state in the country. The total number of COVID-19 cases has jumped to 62,228 with 2,098 fatalities, according to the Union Health Ministry. 

Tamil Nadu continues to be the second-worst hit state with 20,246 Covid-19 cases and 154 deaths, followed by Delhi with 17,386 cases and 398 deaths, Gujarat – 15,934 cases and 980 fatalities.

As per the ministry’s website, more than 70 per cent of the deaths are due to comorbidities.

The Indian Council of Medical Research said a total of 36,11,599 samples of coronavirus have been tested as on May 30.

1,27,761 tests have been conducted in the last 24 hours, the ICMR said.