India records highest single day spike with 17,296 new COVID-19 cases; tally crosses 4.9 lakh

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With 17,296 new cases in the last 24 hours, the highest number of cases in a single day, India's COVID-19 tally reached 4,90,401 on Friday.


Meanwhile, with an increase of 407 deaths in the last 24 hours, the number of deaths in the country due to COVID-19 has risen 15,301.

According to the data provided by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the total number of active cases in the country is 1,89,463. Meanwhile 2,85,637 persons have been cured/discharged/migrated.

As India is attempting to flatten the curve of the novel coronavirus, some states are continuing to see a steady rise in cases.

With 1,47,741 confirmed cases of COVID-19 so far, Maharashtra remains the worst-affected state in the country, followed by Delhi (73,780), Tamil Nadu (70,977) and Gujarat (29,520).

Globally, there have been over 96.08 lakh confirmed cases of COVID-19. Nearly 4.9 lakh people have died so far.

Coronavirus, which originated in China's Wuhan city in December last year, has so far spread to more than 200 countries. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared coronavirus a pandemic.



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