New Delhi: India on Wednesday reported 47,704 more COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the country's count of coronavirus cases to 14,83,157, informed the Union ministry of health and family welfare.

Out of the total cases, there are 4,96,988 active cases in the country while the number of patients cured/discharged and migrated stands at 9,52,744.

With 654 deaths due to COVID-19 in the country reported in the last 24 hours, the death toll rises to 33,425.

The recovery rate among COVID-19 patients has increased to 64.23%. The recoveries to deaths ratio is 96.6%:3.4%, informed the Centre.

As per the data provided by the ministry, Maharashtra continues to be the worst-affected state from the infection with 1,48,905 active cases and 13,656 deaths due to COVID-19. Maharashtra is inching towards recording 4-lakh cases of the novel coronavirus.

Mumbai’s caseload rose to 1,10,182 on Monday, after 1,012 new cases were discovered. At least 6,132 people have died from the disease in the city.

Meanwhile, Tamil Nadu has a total of 53,703 active cases and 3,494 deaths. Chief minister Eddapadi K Palaniswami on Monday launched a free mask distribution scheme that will benefit over 69 lakh families in the first phase as part of measures to fight COVID-19.

Chennai recorded 1138 fresh cases Monday and as many as 1821 persons were discharged. The city has reported 95,857 cases till date.

Delhi has a total of 11,904 active cases and 3,827 deaths. Delhi reported 613 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, its lowest single day tally in nearly two months. The count, however, coincided with lower testing numbers.

The health ministry further informed that more than 5 lakh COVID-19 tests were conducted in a single day over two consecutive days. On 26th July, India tested a total of 5,15,000 samples and on 27th July, a total of 5,28,000 samples were tested.

The total number of COVID-19 samples tested up to July 27 is 1,73,34,885 including 5,28,082 samples tested yesterday (July 27), said the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

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