India recorded a massive surge of 40,953 infections in the last 24 hours.
The country recorded the highest single-day spike in the last four months on Saturday (March 20) as per the government data.
Now, India’s total caseload stands at 1, 15, 55,284. The country also reported 188 deaths in the last 24 hours taking the total number fatalities to 1, 59,558.
Maharashtra, Punjab, Kerala, Karnataka and Gujarat are the five states that have recorded the highest single-day surge since yesterday, government data shows.
In Maharashtra, Mumbai alone reported over 3,000 fresh COVID-19 infections on Friday, which is the highest single-day spike since the outbreak of the virus.
Amid a massive surge in COVID-19 cases, many states have reconsidered the step of opening of school and have put in place additional restrictions on public gatherings and even lockdown in their worst-hit districts.