With single-day spike of 92,071 cases, India's COVID-19 tally crosses 48-lakh mark

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With an increase of 92,071 COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, the coronavirus count in India has crossed 48 lakhs mark.

 

In the past 24 hours, India has recorded 92,071 coronavirus cases, taking its total count to 48,46,428.

Meanwhile, 1,136 patients succumbed to the deadly contagious disease, taking the fatalities count to 79,722.

According to the data provided by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the total number of active cases in the country is 9,86,598. Meanwhile 37,80,108 persons have been cured/discharged/migrated.

As per the Ministry, Maharashtra continues to be the worst affected State from the infection with 2,80,138 active cases while 29,115 patients have succumbed to the virus in the State. 

Andhra Pradesh comes second with 95,733 active cases and 4,846 deaths.

Tamil Nadu has a total of 47,110 active cases and 8,307 deaths whereas Karnataka has 97,834 active cases and 7161 fatalities due to the pathogen.

Delhi has a total of 28,059 active cases and 4,715 fatalities due to COVID-19.

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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