India records highest single day spike with 26,506 new COVID-19 cases; tally crosses 7.93 lakh

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With 26,506 new cases in the last 24 hours, the highest number of cases in a single day, India's COVID-19 tally reached 7,93,802 on Friday.

 

Meanwhile, with an increase of 475 deaths in the last 24 hours, the number of deaths in the country due to COVID-19 has risen 21,604.

According to the data provided by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the total number of active cases in the country is 2,76,685. Meanwhile 4,95,513 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 as many as 2,30,599 COVID-19 cases, Maharashtra continues to remain the worst-affected state, followed by Tamil Nadu (1,26,581) and Delhi (1,07,051).

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research, 2,83,659 samples were tested for coronavirus on Thursday, taking the total number of samples tested up to July 9 to 1,10,24,491.

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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