New Delhi: India recorded over 62,000 new COVID-19 cases that took the country’s active count to 4.52 lakh, the Union Health Ministry announced on Wednesday (March 27, 2021).
According to official data, India now has a total of 1.19 crore coronavirus infections, of which, 1.12 have recovered, while, 1.61 lakh have succumbed to the virus.
Maharashtra, the worst COVID-19-hit state in India, added the most to the total tally in the last hours. The state reported 36,902 coronavirus confirmed cases on Friday, its highest one-day rise since the pandemic began. The sudden surge has now also led Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray to order a night curfew in the entire state from March 28.
(This is a developing story)