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Coronavirus: With over 62,000 cases, India’s COVID-19 tally crosses 2 million

India recorded 62,482 cases on Thursday, taking the total caseload to 20,23,821, as per data collated from state governments

Coronavirus With over 62000 cases Indias COVID-19 tally crosses 2 million
New Delhi, First Published Aug 7, 2020, 11:41 AM IST
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New Delhi: India's COVID-19 cases tally crossed 20 lakh mark with the highest single-day spike of 62,538 cases on Friday, said Union ministry of health and family welfare.

The COVID-19 tally rises to 20,27,075 including 6,07,384 active cases, 13,78,106 cured/discharged/migrated and 41,585 deaths, according to the ministry of health.

Maharashtra with 1,46,268 active cases and 3,05,521 cured and discharged patients continues to be the worst affected. The state has also reported 16,476 deaths due to the infection.

Tamil Nadu has 54,184 active cases while 2,14,815 patients have been discharged after treatment in the state. 4,461 deaths have been reported due to COVID-19 in the state.

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A total of 5,684 fresh COVID-19 cases and 110 deaths were reported in Tamil Nadu on Thursday bringing its total numbers of cases to 2,79,144 and death toll to 4,571 deaths. With 1,091 new cases, Chennai’s tally reached 1,06,096.

Andhra Pradesh with 80,426 active cases is the third on the list. There are 1,04,354 cured and discharged patients and 1,681 deaths reported from the state.

Also, racing closer to the two-lakh mark, the COVID-19 tally in Andhra Pradesh reached 1.96 lakh on Thursday as another 10,328 cases were added for the second consecutive day.

Delhi now has 10,072 active cases and 1,26,116 cured and discharged patients. 4,044 people have lost their lives due to the disease in the Union Territory so far.

India has the fastest growth rate of the infection (3.1%).

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