Delhi on an average has been recording over 1,000 new cases on a daily basis for the last one week.
Meanwhile, the recovery rate saw a minor dip at 48.20 per cent from Friday's 48.27 per cent.
Sixteen more people tested positive for coronavirus in Jharkhand, taking the total number of cases in the state to 938, according to a bulletin on Saturday.
India on Saturday went past Spain, becoming the fifth worst-hit nation by the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the Health Ministry, Maharashtra has the highest number of cases with a total of 80,229 cases of infection while the death toll is approaching 2,700.
Tamil Nadu continues to be the second-worst hit state with 28,694 Covid-19 cases and 232 deaths, followed by Delhi with 26,334 cases and 708 deaths, Gujarat - 19,094 cases and 1,190 fatalities.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's federal government, distressed to jump-start an economy maimed by the epidemic and put countless individuals back to work, is easing its lockdown of the 1.3 billion population enforced in March, which the federal government states assisted prevent a rapid increase in cases.
The number of COVID-19 cases in Indore district of Madhya Pradesh grew to 3,722 after 35 more people tested coronavirus positive in last 24 hours.
Jammu and Kashmir has reported 36 fatalities, Bihar 29, Haryana 24, Kerala 14, Uttarakhand 11, Odisha 8 and Jharkhand 7.
Several people took to social media to raise this issue while many complained that getting bed in a COVID-19 hospital was getting hard.
According to the ministry, more than 70 per cent of the deaths are due to comorbidities.
The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) said that India registered a spike of 9887 new cases and 294 deaths in the past 24 hours taking the tally to 1,15,942 active cases and 6642 deaths. The situation worsened severely in Mexico, where the health ministry reported an additional 4,346 cases, as well as 625 new deaths.
It has risen to 3,597 in Haryana, 3,324 in Jammu and Kashmir, 3,290 in Telangana and 2,608 in Odisha.
On the global front, over 6,700,000 people have been infected.
Jharkhand has registered 881 cases, Chhattisgarh has 879, Tripura has 692, Himachal Pradesh has 393, Chandigarh has 304 cases, Goa has 196, Manipur has 132 and Puducherry has 99 cases. The report was released by the John Hopkins University in the United States.
DEL65 DL-VIRUS-2NDLD HOSPITAL Delhi health infra should be used for its residents only: Panel formed by AAP govt New Delhi: A five-member panel constituted by the Delhi government has suggested that the health infrastructure of the city should be used only for treating residents of the national capital, in view of the raging COVID-19 crisis, sources said on Saturday. State-wise distribution is subject to further verification and reconciliation, it said.