The total number of coronavirus positive cases in India reached 2,301, while the death toll stands at 56, the Health Ministry said on Friday. Out of these 2,301 total COVID-19 cases, 2,088 are active cases. The numbers mean India now has more active coronavirus cases than China, the country from where the coronavirus pandemic began. China has so far recorded 81,620 coronavirus cases out of which 76,571 people have recovered and 3,322 have died. This leaves China with 1,727 active coronavirus cases.
China has announced national mourning on Saturday for the people who have lost their lives due to the novel-coronavirus disease. China's capital Beijing has 583 confirmed coronavirus cases out of which 141 are active cases. In India, Maharashtra remains the worst-hit among Indian states where 335 coronavirus positive cases have been reported so far. Tamil Nadu has so far recorded 309 coronavirus positive cases, a sudden surge after the religious gathering in Delhi's Nizamuddin.
Meanwhile, the global coronavirus toll crossed 53,000 on Friday with Italy (13,915) and Spain (10,348) accounting for nearly half the fatalities, while the number of cases was fast approaching a million, with the US having over a fifth of them, as per Worldometer's coronavirus updates.
The US, which had the maximum cases at 234,462, reported the third-highest number of deaths at 5,607, with 1,374 of them in New York City.
France, at 4,503 deaths, was in fourth place and was followed by China, from where the disease outbreak was first reported with 3,322 (3,199 of them in Hubei province, where epicenter Wuhan is located), and Iran at 3,160 deaths.
In India, Maharashtra has reported the most deaths (16) so far, followed by Gujarat (7), Madhya Pradesh (6), Punjab (4), Karnataka (3), Telangana (3), West Bengal (3), Delhi (4), Jammu and Kashmir (2), Uttar Pradesh (2) and Kerala (2).