India’s COVID tally rises to 4.90 lakh with record 17,296 new cases

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New Delhi: India on Friday (June 26, 2020) saw its highest single-day spike in coronavirus cases with 17,296 new cases being reported.

According to the Union Health Ministry, the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in India has increased to 4,90,401 while the death toll has reached 15,301.

The active number of coronavirus cases in India currently stands at 1,89,463 while the recovery rate has improved to 58.24 per cent 2,85,637 people have been cured and dishcharged from hospitals.

With 1,47,741 COVID-19 cases, Maharashtra has reported the highest number of infections, followed by Delhi (73,780), Tamil Nadu (70,977) and Gujarat (29,520).

Tamil Nadu has a higher number of active cases than Delhi. In most states, the number of recoveries are higher than the number of active COVID-19 cases.

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