NEW DELHI, May 23 (Xinhua) -- India's federal health ministry Saturday morning reported 137 new deaths and 6,654 more positive cases due to COVID-19 since Friday in the country, taking the number of deaths to 3,720 and total cases to 125,101.

This is the highest one day spike in COVID-19 cases so far in the country, showed the data.

On Friday morning the number of COVID-19 cases in the country was 118,447, and the death toll was 3,583.

According to ministry officials, 51,784 people have been discharged from hospitals after showing improvement.

"The number of active cases in the country right now is 69,597," reads the information.

Saturday marks the 60th straight day of the ongoing nationwide lockdown imposed by the government to contain the spread of the pandemic.

The lockdown, announced on March 25, was again extended last week till May 31. Enditem