India records single-day spike of 85,362 COVID-19 cases; tally crosses 59-lakh mark

India on Saturday recorded as many as 85,362 new coronavirus cases and 1,089 deaths in the last 24 hours, according to Union health ministry data. India’s Covid-19 tally crossed 59 lakh-mark with Maharashtra recording the highest number of cases. The total cases of coronavirus infections stand at 59,03,933 while the death toll climbed to 93,379 the data updated at 8 am showed. Out of these 48,49,585 cured/discharged/migrated, according to the health ministry. 
The overall number of global coronavirus cases has topped 32.4 million, while the deaths have increased to more than 987,000, according to Johns Hopkins University. As of Saturday morning, the total number of cases stood at 32,471,119 and the fatalities rose to 987,593, the University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed in its latest update.The other top 15 countries with the maximum amount of cases are Brazil (4,689,613), Russia (1,131,088), Colombia (798,317), Peru (794,584), Mexico (720,858), Spain (716,481), Argentina (691,235), South Africa (668,529), France (552,421), Chile (453,868), Iran (439,882), the UK (425,766), Bangladesh (356,767), Iraq (341,699) and Saudi Arabia (332,329), the CSSE figures showed.
The countries with a death toll above 10,000 are Mexico (75,844), the UK (42,025), Italy (35,801), Peru (32,037), France (31,675), Spain (31,232), Iran (25,222), Colombia (25,103), Russia (19,973), South Africa (16,312), Argentina (15,208), Chile (12,527), Ecuador (11,236) and Indonesia (10,218).

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