With highest single-day spike of 57,117 cases, India's COVID-19 tally reaches 16,95,988


With the highest single-day spike of 57,117 COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, India's coronavirus tally breached the 16.95 lakh mark on Saturday.


With this latest spike, the total cases in the country stand at 16,95,988. 

Meanwhile, 764 patients succumbed to the deadly contagious disease in the last 24 hours, taking the fatalities count to 36,511.

According to the data provided by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the total number of active cases in the country is 5,65,103. Meanwhile, 10,94,374 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.

As per the data provided by the Health Ministry, Maharashtra is the worst affected state from the infection---has a total of 1,50,966 active cases and 14,994 deaths.

Tamil Nadu has a total of 57,968 active cases and 3,935 deaths. Andhra Pradesh has a total of 75,720 active cases and 1,349 deaths. Delhi has a total of 10,705 active cases and 3,963 deaths.

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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