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New Delhi, Apr 16: The government data on Friday stated that Maharashtra and Delhi reported their biggest ever single-day surge in coronavirus cases. This comes as the country logged over 2 lakh COVID-19 cases for the second consecutive day.
According to the government datat, Delhi reported 19,486 COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, while Maharashtra logged 63,729 infections.
Delhi also reported 141 deaths, which is its biggest one-day COVID-19 death count. The city’s active cases have risen to highest-ever 61,000. The recovery rate has dropped to 90.94 per cent.
Maharashtra, the worst-hit state, logged 398 deaths in the last 24 hours. 45,335 patients were discharged. Out of 2,33,08,878 laboratory samples, 37,03,584 have been tested positive (15.89%) for the virus until today, the state government said in a statement.