With highest single-day spike of 96,551 cases, India's COVID-19 tally crosses 45-lakh mark

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Today, India reported its highest single-day spike of 96,551 new cases of coronavirus, setting a global record.


With an increase of 96,551 COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, the coronavirus count in India has crossed 45 lakhs mark on Friday.

In the past 24 hours, India has recorded 96,551 coronavirus cases, taking its total count to 45,62,415,.

Meanwhile, 1,209 patients succumbed to the deadly contagious disease, taking the fatalities count to 76,27.

According to the data provided by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the total number of active cases in the country is 9,43,480. Meanwhile 35,42,664 persons have been cured/discharged/migrated.

Maharashtra continues to be the worst affected state in the country by the infection. The State has so far reported 2,53,100 active cases, 6,86,462 cured and discharged patients and 27,787 deaths.

Andhra Pradesh is the second worst-hit state, followed by Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi.

Andhra Pradesh with 97,271 active cases is also severely affected by COVID-19. So far, 4,25,607 patients have been cured in the state while 4,634 deaths have been reported due to the disease.

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 to become the second worst-affected country by the coronavirus pandemic in the world. The United States is the worst-affected country across the globe .


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