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India reports nearly 21,000 COVID-19 cases in 24 hours, death toll crosses 18,000-mark

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The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has informed that 20,903 fresh cases of novel coronavirus have been reported in India in the past 24 hours ending Friday morning. It is the biggest single-day spike in cases reported in the country that has taken the total COVID-19 case count to 6,25,544.

Also, 379 deaths have been reported in the country during this period that has taken the death toll beyond the 18,000-mark. So far, 18,213 people have succumbed to the deadly virus in the country.

Out of the 6.25 lakh cases, India now has 2,27,439 active cases and 3,79,892 cured or discharged cases, according to the ministry’s data.

Maharashtra, which is the worst-affected state in the country, now has over 1,86,000 coronavirus cases with 8,178 people dead.

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Tamil Nadu, which is the second worst-affected state after Maharashtra, has recorded 98,000 coronavirus cases while the death toll is at 1,321.

S. No. Name of State / UT Active Cases* Cured/Discharged/Migrated* Deaths** Total Confirmed cases*
1 Andaman and Nicobar Islands 58 51 0 109
2 Andhra Pradesh 8586 7313 198 16097
3 Arunachal Pradesh 128 66 1 195
4 Assam 2895 6106 12 9013
5 Bihar 2374 8020 77 10471
6 Chandigarh 55 389 6 450
7 Chhattisgarh 614 2385 14 3013
8 Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu 141 89 0 230
9 Delhi 26304 63007 2864 92175
10 Goa 744 734 4 1482
11 Gujarat 7434 24593 1886 33913
12 Haryana 4239 11019 251 15509
13 Himachal Pradesh 376 628 10 1014
14 Jammu and Kashmir 2760 4974 115 7849
15 Jharkhand 586 1983 15 2584
16 Karnataka 9410 8334 272 18016
17 Kerala 2088 2640 25 4753
18 Ladakh 259 730 1 990
19 Madhya Pradesh 2702 10815 589 14106
20 Maharashtra 77276 101172 8178 186626
21 Manipur 662 617 0 1279
22 Meghalaya 13 42 1 56
23 Mizoram 36 126 0 162
24 Nagaland 319 182 0 501
25 Odisha 2016 5502 27 7545
26 Puducherry 459 331 12 802
27 Punjab 1488 4144 152 5784
28 Rajasthan 3284 14948 430 18662
29 Sikkim 49 53 0 102
30 Tamil Nadu 41050 56021 1321 98392
31 Telangana 9226 9069 275 18570
32 Tripura 288 1146 1 1435
33 Uttarakhand 537 2405 42 2984
34 Uttar Pradesh 6869 17221 735 24825
35 West Bengal 6083 13037 699 19819
Cases being reassigned to states 6031 6031
Total 227439 379892 18213 625544

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