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Coronavirus: Spike of 57,982 cases in 24 hours; India's tally mounts to 26,47,663

 India reported a spike of 57,982 cases and 941 deaths, taking the total tally to 26,47,663


Coronavirus Spike of 57,982 cases in 24 hours; India's tally mounts to 26,47,663-snj
New Delhi, First Published Aug 17, 2020, 10:28 AM IST
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New Delhi: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said in the last 24 hours, coronavirus cases saw a spike of 57,982, with 941 deaths. The death toll reached 50,921 deaths and the active cases came down to 6,76,900.

19,19,843 patients were discharged/migrated and 50,921 deaths have been reported so far, the ministry stated.

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The Ministry of Health took to Twitter and wrote that the total tally crossed the 26 lakh-mark and India conducted more than 3 crore tests. 

The ministry also said that the fatality rate was brought down due to the combination of aggressive testing and efficient clinical treatment.

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Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh have reported the highest number of cases. However, infections are rising rapidly in states like Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal.

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