New Delhi, May 12 : India on Tuesday breached the grim milestone of 70,000 novel coronavirus cases, as the country witnessed a sharp rise of 3604 cases in the past 24 hours. According to Health Ministry data, the country has now a total of 70,756 COVID-19 cases while the death toll now stands at 2293 as 87 fresh fatalities were reported in the past 24 hours across the nation.
There are 46,008 active cases in India at present. As many as 1,538 people have recovered from the illness in the past 24 hours taking the total number of recoveries till now to 22,454. Maharashtra continues to remain at top spot among the maximum number of coronavirus cases with tally reaching at 23401 with 868 deaths so far. The second worst-hit state -- Gujarat, too, continues to report a high number of COVID-19 cases with the current tally at 8541 and 513 deaths. The national capital - Delhi - now houses 7233 confirmed cases of COVID with fatalities reaching 65. (UNI)