With single-day spike of 75,083 cases, India's COVID-19 count crosses 55-lakhs


With an increase of 75,083 COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, the coronavirus count in India has crossed 55 lakhs mark.


In the past 24 hours, India has recorded 75,083 coronavirus cases, taking its total count to 55,62,664.

Meanwhile, 1,053 patients succumbed to the deadly contagious disease, taking the fatalities count to 88,935.

According to the data provided by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the total number of active cases in the country is 9,75,861. Meanwhile 44,97,868 persons have been cured/discharged/migrated.

Maharashtra continues to be the worst-affected State in the country with 2,91,630 active cases and 8,84,341 cured and discharged patients. The toll due to the disease stands at 32,671.

Karnataka is the second-most affected by the disease currently with 98,062 active cases in the State. Over four lakh people have been cured and discharged in the State apart from 8,023 deaths due to the disease.

Andhra Pradesh with 78,836 active and 5,41,319 cured patients is also severely affected. 5,359 people have lost their lives due to the disease so far in the state.

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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