India has recorded its biggest 24-hour spike of 97,654 coronavirus cases, with this, India's tally has surged to 4,657,379. The death toll currently stands at 77,506.

Iran Press/AsiaIndia’s biggest and richest state, Maharashtra, recorded its millionth coronavirus infection on Friday, putting it on par with Russia in the pandemic and stifling India’s attempts to turn around an economic plummet.

In the past seven days, India has recorded 636,889 COVID cases.

Cases in the western state, home to financial capital Mumbai, passed 1 million as infections have been rising some 20,000 a day recently. If it were a country, the state would now rival Russia for the fourth-highest caseload globally.

The rise in the state of 130 million people has propelled India’s COVID-19 surge, accounting for nearly one-quarter of the national total. India is likely to hit 5 million cases in the coming days, behind only to the United States.

The global tally of coronavirus cases stands at 28,639,357. While 20,561,730 have recovered, 918,928 have died so far. The US, the worst-hit country, has 6,635,933 cases. It is followed by India, which has 4,657,379 cases, Brazil (4,283,978) and Russia (1,051,874).


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