With nearly 25,000 COVID-19 cases, India's tally at 7.6 lakh

Health workers collect swab samples for COVID-19 testing, at a containment zone in Patiala. Photograph: PTI Photo
Health workers collect swab samples for COVID-19 testing, at a containment zone in Patiala. Photograph: PTI Photo

New Delhi, July 9 (ANI): India reported the highest single-day spike of 24,879 new positive cases and 487 deaths in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of COVID-19 cases in the country to 7,67,296, according to the Union ministry of health and family welfare.

 

Out of the total number of cases, 2,69,789 are active, 4,76,378 have been cured/discharged/migrated and 21,129 have died.

 

Maharashtra remains the worst-affected state due to COVID-19 with as many as 2,23,724 cases, including 91,084 active, 1,23,192 cured/discharged and 9,448 deaths.

 

It is followed by Tamil Nadu (1,22,350) and Delhi (1,04,864).

 

Meanwhile, a total of 1,07,40,832 samples have been tested for COVID-19 till July 8. Of these, 2,67,061 samples were tested on Wednesday, stated the Indian Council of Medical Research.