• Abhi Sharma

Coronavirus update: COVID-19 cases in India surge past 85,000, death toll at 2,752.

Updated: May 22

With the states reporting 3,970 new cases, India's COVID-19 count raced past 85,000 on Saturday. The total number of coronavirus patients in India increased to 85,940. While Maharashtra continued to add over 1,000 new cases, Tamil Nadu registered 434 new cases in the last 24 hours.

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ronavirus claimed 2,752 lives in India. At least 103 people succumbed to death in the last 24 hours. Maharashtra recorded 49 fatalities on Friday, biggest spike in single-day COVID-19 fatalities. There were 53,035 active coronavirus patients in the country, according to the ministry of health and family welfare. Nearly 33% of the total cases — 30,152 people were recovered from the disease. The coronavirus cases in Maharashtra inched towards 30,000. The state was the worst hit by coronavirus pandemic. Mumbai reported nearly 15,000 coronavirus cases. The coronavirus cases in the state stood at 29,100. The death toll in the state crossed the grim milestone of 1,000.

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