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Coronavirus Update: 26,506 New Cases in Last 24 Hours in India

India’s overall COVID-19 tally inched closer to the eight lakh-mark and is currently at 7,93,802

New Delhi: India has reported its highest-ever single-day spike in coronavirus positive cases, crossing 25,000 case-mark in the process, with 26,506 new cases and 475 deaths being reported in the last 24 hours. With this, India’s overall COVID-19 tally inched closer to the eight lakh-mark and is currently at 7,93,802.

India reports 475 deaths and the highest single-day spike of 26,506 new #COVID19 cases in the last 24 hours. Positive cases stand at 7,93,802 including 2,76,685 active cases, 4,95,513 cured/discharged/migrated & 21,604 deaths: Ministry of Health & Family Welfare pic.twitter.com/13boGr8aVK.

The country’s overall count of 7,93,802 includes 4,95,513 discharges, 2,76,685 active cases and 21,604 casualties. With recoveries closing in on the five lakh-mark, the country’s recovery rate currently stands at 62.42%.

India’s previous highest single-day spike was 24,879, which, incidentally, was its previous 24-hour spike. It continues to be the third worst-hit country after the United States and Brazil, respectively.

Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Delhi, in that order, also remain the three worst-affected states. Maharashtra, the ‘runaway leader’, currently has close to 2.24 lakh cases (spike of 6,603), followed by Tamil Nadu, which has over 1.26 lakh (spike of 4,231).

National capital Delhi, meanwhile, has nearly 1.1 lakh cases, having reported 2,187 cases in its latest spike.

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