With highest single-day surge of 26506 cases, India’s tally nears 8 lakh


Bhubaneswar: India has reported highest ever single-day surge in COVID-19 cases on Friday taking the tally to 7.93 lakh including 21604 deaths.

As per the latest data released by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, India’s total cases rose to 793802 by Tuesday morning. The total number includes 276685 active cases and 495513 recoveries.

As many as 475 deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours while 19136 patients have recovered. With this India’s mortality rate has remained stable at 2.8 per cent while the recovery rate has improved further to 62.4 per cent.

Maharastra has remained the worst affected state in the country as its total number of confirmed cases has mounted to 2.3 lakh including 93673 active cases and 9667 deaths. Maharastra is followed by Tamilnadu and Delhi and Tamilnadu with 126581 and 107051 confirmed cases.

Despite mounting cases, India’s health minister Dr. Harshvardhan yesterday denied community transmission in the country. His ministry has claimed that the government has managed the pandemic situation well as India has one of the lowest positive cases and fatality per million population in the world.

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