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Coronavirus update: 66,999 new cases, 942 deaths in 24 hours; total tally nears 24 lakh

Coronavirus in India: Maharashtra, which is the most affected stated in terms of coronavirus cases, has total 1,47,820 active cases, followed by Andhra Pradesh with 90,425 active cases

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Coronavirus update: 66,999 new cases, 942 deaths in 24 hours; total tally nears 24 lakh
Though COVID-19 cases in India are increasing every day, India's recovery rate is also improving

India has recorded the biggest spike of 66,999 cases and 942 deaths in the past 24 hours. With this rise, India's case tally has reached 23,96,638, including 6,53,622 active cases, 16,95,982 recoveries and 47,033 deaths, the latest data from the Ministry of Health says. The total number of samples tested up to August 12 stand at 2,68,45,688, including 8,30,391 samples tested in on Wednesday alone.

Maharashtra, which is the most affected stated in terms of coronavirus cases, has total 1,47,820 active cases, followed by Andhra Pradesh with 90,425 active cases.

Though COVID-19 cases in India are increasing every day, India's recovery rate is also improving. In total, India has over 27.27 per cent active cases, 70.77 per cent recoveries and 1.96 per cent deaths. India on Wednesday recorded a single-day spike of 60,963 cases and 834 deaths.

Globally, the coronavirus pandemic has affected over 2 crore people, of which 1.22 crore people have recovered and 7.4 lakh people have died, Johns Hopkins University data suggests.

India is the third worst-hit country in terms of the number of coronavirus cases after the US and Brazil. With the rapid increase in India's caseload, it is most likely that the country will surpass the tallies of the US and Brazil unless the trend reverses or a vaccine is developed.

The first case of COVID-19 in India was reported 193 days ago on 1/30/2020. In the last 15 days, India recorded around 9 lakh new cases. India is the only country among the top three worst-affected nations that is witnessing an upward trend in terms of the daily number of COVID-19 cases.

While the US tops the tally with 5,197,118 COVID-19 cases, Brazil's COVID-19 count stands at 3,164,785.

Also read: Coronavirus update: India records 60,963 new cases, 834 deaths; tally surges to 23,29,639

Here is the state-wise active coronavirus case tally:

  • Andaman and Nicobar Islands 1050
  • Andhra Pradesh 90425
  • Arunachal Pradesh 768
  • Assam 21629
  • Bihar 30119
  • Chandigarh 702
  • Chhattisgarh 3881
  • Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu 446
  • Delhi 10946
  • Goa 3194
  • Gujarat 14184
  • Haryana 6827
  • Himachal Pradesh 1256
  • Jammu and Kashmir 7392
  • Jharkhand 8731
  • Karnataka 80351
  • Kerala 13096
  • Ladakh 528
  • Madhya Pradesh 9317
  • Maharashtra 147820
  • Manipur 1739
  • Meghalaya 656
  • Mizoram 319
  • Nagaland 1997
  • Odisha 13888
  • Puducherry 2609
  • Punjab 9022
  • Rajasthan 13630
  • Sikkim 379
  • Tamil Nadu 52929
  • Telangana 22736
  • Tripura 1647
  • Uttarakhand 4059
  • Uttar Pradesh 49347
  • West Bengal 26003
  • Total 653622

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