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

<p>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.<br />
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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.
 

<p>The country's coronavirus tally touched 23,96,638 including 6,53,622 active cases, 16,95,982 discharged and 47,033 deaths.<br />
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The country's coronavirus tally touched 23,96,638 including 6,53,622 active cases, 16,95,982 discharged and 47,033 deaths.
 

<p>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.<br />
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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.
 

<p>Active coronavirus cases in Maharashtra stand at 1,47,820, the highest in the country, followed by Andhra Pradesh with 90,425 active cases.<br />
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Active coronavirus cases in Maharashtra stand at 1,47,820, the highest in the country, followed by Andhra Pradesh with 90,425 active cases.
 

<p>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.<br />
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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.
 

<p>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).</p>

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).

<p>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.</p>

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.

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