India records highest single day spike with 24,879 new COVID-19 cases; tally crosses 7.67 lakh

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With 24,879 new cases in the last 24 hours, the highest number of cases in a single day, India's COVID-19 tally reached 7,67,296 on Thursday.


Meanwhile, with an increase of 487 deaths in the last 24 hours, the number of deaths in the country due to COVID-19 has risen 21,129.

According to the data provided by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the total number of active cases in the country is 2,69,789. Meanwhile 4,76,378 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.

Maharashtra remains the worst-affected state due to COVID-19 with as many as 2,23,724 cases, including 91,084 active, 1,23,192 cured/discharged and 9,448 deaths.

It is followed by Tamil Nadu (1,22,350) and Delhi (1,04,864).

Meanwhile, a total of 1,07,40,832 samples have been tested for COVID-19 till July 8. Of these, 2,67,061 samples were tested yesterday, stated Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

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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