Record 28,637 COVID-19 cases take India's tally to 8.49 lakh

A salesman attends a customer at a jewellery shop, during Unlock 2.0, in Chennai, Saturday, July 11, 2020. (PTI Photo)
A salesman attends a customer at a jewellery shop, during Unlock 2.0, in Chennai, Saturday, July 11, 2020. (PTI Photo)

 New Delhi, July12 (ANI): With the highest single-day spike of 28,637 new cases in the last 24 hours, India's COVID-19 count reached 8,49,553 on Sunday.

 

The death toll climbed to 22,674 with 551 people succumbing to the disease in 24 hours, the updated data at 8 am showed.

 

According to Union health ministry data, the number of recoveries stands at 5,34,621 while there are 2,92,258 active cases.

 

The toll due to the disease has reached 22,674 in the country.

 

This was the ninth consecutive day that COVID-19 cases in the country increased by more than 22,000.

 

Maharashtra with 2,46,600 cases continues to be the worst affected state by COVID-19 in the country.

 

The state has 99,499 active cases while 1,36,985 patients have been cured and discharged so far.

 

The death toll due to the disease now stands at 10,116.

 

Tamil Nadu with 1,34,226 cases, including 46,413 active ones, is the next worst affected in the country.

 

While the number of cured and discharged patients is at 85,915 in the state, the toll due to the disease is at 1,898.

 

The national capital has recorded 1,10,921 confirmed cases so far.

 

However, the number of active cases in Delhi is at 19,895 and 87,692 patients have been cured and discharged so far.

 

With 3,334 deaths being reported due to COVID-19 in the city.