As of 8 am on Thursday, the Union Health Ministry had confirmed 78,003 cases of COVID-19 including 2,549 deaths, 49,219 active cases, and 26,234 recoveries. The total number of cases include 53,035 active cases, 30152 cured dischaged and one migrated case.
Over the past seven days, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, and Delhi have seen the highest spike in cases among the top ten states with most cases.
The number of new COVID-19 infections in Bangladesh rose by 1,202, as the total number of cases exceeded 20,000.
According to the Health Ministry, Maharashtra has the highest number of cases with over 29,000 positive cases of infection and more than 1,000 deaths.
The national capital of Delhi reported 472 new cases and nine new deaths.
The Philippines reported 215 more cases, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 12,091 in the country.
Meanwhile amid rising cases of COVID-19 and as countries in WHO South-East Asia Region ease lockdowns in a graded manner, World Health Organisation (South East Asia region) on Friday said careful assessment of local epidemiology should guide future actions to combat the virus.
Maharashtra reported 1576 new cases on Friday, while Tamil Nadu recorded 385 and Gujarat 340. The third stage of the lockdown ends tomorrow, but Prime Minister Narendra Modi has already announced that the "Lockdown 4" will be in a new shape and form with new rules.
Amid indications that greater relaxations would be granted in the fourth phase of the lockdown beginning Monday, the nationwide tally of confirmed COVID-19 cases inched closer to 86,000-mark.
Schools, colleges, malls and cinema halls will not be allowed to open anywhere in the country but salons, barber shops and optical shops may be allowed in red zones, barring COVID-19 containment areas.