Coronavirus: India registers biggest single day spike with nearly 67,000 fresh COVID-19 cases
First Published 13, Aug 2020, 11:42 AM
The COVID-19 tally in India rose to 2,396,637 on Thursday after nearly 67,000 fresh cases were registered with a span of 24 hours
India on Thursday registered the highest single-day spike of 66,999 cases and reported 942 deaths in the last 24 hours, according to the ministry of health and family welfare.
The country's coronavirus tally touched 23,96,638 including 6,53,622 active cases, 16,95,982 discharged and 47,033 deaths.
The death toll also increased from 46,091 to 47,033 during the same period, according to latest data released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
Active coronavirus cases in Maharashtra stand at 1,47,820, the highest in the country, followed by Andhra Pradesh with 90,425 active cases.
Mumbai reported 1,132 new cases and 50 deaths during the day. The number of Covid-19 cases in the city thus rose to 1,26,356 and death toll to 6,943. The number of active cases in Mumbai is 19,047.
Meanwhile, 8,30,391 samples, the highest in a single day, were tested on August 12 and 2,68,45,688 samples have been tested so far, according to the Indian council of medical research (ICMR).
India has reported a daily jump of more than 50,000 coronavirus infections for two weeks, with total cases as of Wednesday at 2.33 million.