India records highest single day spike with 28,637 cases; COVID-19 tally reaches 8,49,553

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With 28,637 new cases in the last 24 hours, the highest number of cases in a single day, India's COVID-19 tally reached  8,49,553 on Sunday.

 

Meanwhile, with an increase of  551 deaths in the last 24 hours, the number of deaths in the country due to COVID-19 has risen 22,674.

According to the data provided by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the total number of active cases in the country is 2,92,258. Meanwhile 5,34,621 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 with 2,46,600 cases continues to be the worst affected state by COVID-19 in the country. The state has 99,499 active cases while 1,36,985 patients have been cured and discharged so far. The death toll due to the disease now stands at 10,116.

Tamil Nadu with 1,34,226 cases, including 46,413 active ones, is the next worst affected in the country. While the number of cured and discharged patients is at 85,915 in the state, the toll due to the disease is at 1,898.

The national capital has recorded 1,10,921 confirmed cases so far. However, the number of active cases in Delhi is at 19,895 and 87,692 patients have been cured and discharged so far. With 3,334 deaths being reported due to COVID-19 in the city.

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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