India's COVID-19 tally crosses 70-lakh mark; Death toll at 1,08,334

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With an increase of  74,383 COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, the coronavirus count in India has crossed 70- lakhs mark.


In the past 24 hours, India has 74,383 coronavirus cases, taking its total count to 70,53,807.

Meanwhile, 918 patients succumbed to the deadly contagious disease, taking the fatalities count to 1,08,334.

According to the data provided by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the total number of active cases in the country is  8,67,496. Meanwhile  60,77,977 persons have been cured/discharged/migrated.

Maharashtra continues to be the worst-affected State with 2,36,947 active cases. However, 12,29,339 patients have been cured and discharged in the state, while the disease has claimed 39,732 lives so far.

Karnataka with 1,18,870 active cases and 5,61,610 recoveries is also severely affected by the pandemic. The disease has claimed 9,789 lives in the State.

Kerala too has 91,841 active cases, while 1,75,304 people have been cured and discharged in the State so far. 955 deaths have been reported in the state due to the disease.

There are 47,665 active COVID-19 cases in Andhra Pradesh while over 6.9 lakh patients have been cured and discharged so far, the toll due to the disease stands at 6,159.

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.

India has overtaken Brazil and became the second worst-affected country by the coronavirus pandemic in the world. The United States is the worst-affected country across the globe.


With inputs from Agency

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