India has recorded more than 100,000 coronavirus deaths as of Saturday, total death cases reaching 100,842, according to the latest data released by the health ministry.
India is presently the third country to report over 100,0000 COVID-19 deaths globally, after the United States and Brazil. Over 1000 people have died from the virus in the past 24 hours, as per the ministry’s data.
The southwestern state of Maharashtra recorded a maximum of 37,450 deaths, followed by 9,652 in the southern state Tamil Nadu and 9,124 in the southern state of Karnataka.
Also, 79,476 new cases were recorded since Friday morning, bringing the total number of infected patients in the country to 6,473,544.
There are 944,996 active cases in the country, while 5,427,706 people have been discharged from the hospitals.According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a total of 77,850,403 COVID-19 tests have been conducted until Friday, out of which 1,132,675 tests were conducted on Friday alone.