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India reports daily jump of 7,466 new coronavirus cases, total 165,799

Published : 29 May 2020, 11:22

  DF-Xinhua Report

Migrant workers from different Indian states gather and wait to board buses for their destinations during the coronavirus lockdown in Bangalore, India, May 23, 2020. File Photo Str/Xinhua.

India's federal health ministry on Friday morning reported 175 more deaths and 7,466 new positive cases due to the COVID-19 pandemic, taking the number of deaths to 4,706 and total cases to 165,799.

This is the biggest spike in the number of COVID-19 cases in the country so far.

On Thursday morning the number of COVID-19 cases in the country was 158,333, and the death toll was 4,531.

According to ministry officials, 71,106 people have been discharged from hospitals after showing improvement, and the number of active cases in the country stood at 89,987.

Friday marks the 66th straight day of an ongoing lockdown across the country announced by the government to contain the spread of the pandemic.

The lockdown, announced on March 25, was extended for the third time on May 17 till May 31.