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Coronavirus update: India records biggest jump of 69,652 new cases, 977 deaths in 24 hours

Coronavirus cases in India: higher number of coronavirus cases can be attributed to the significant rise in daily COVID-19 tests; India conducted over 9 lakh tests in the past 24 hours

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Coronavirus update: India records biggest jump of 69,652 new cases, 977 deaths in 24 hours
India had crossed 20-lakh cases on August 7. And, in just 13 days, the country has registered more than eight lakh new cases

India recorded biggest ever spike of 69,652 new COVID-19 cases and 977 deaths in the last 24 hours. The current spike in coronavirus cases in India took the overall COVID-19 tally to 28,36,926, including 6,86,395 active cases, 20,96,665 recoveries and 53,866 deaths, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare's latest data.

The higher number of coronavirus cases can be attributed to increase in daily COVID-19 tests; India conducted over 9 lakh tests in the past 24 hours. The Indian Council of Medical Research's (ICMR) latest data suggests the total number of samples tested up to August 19 is 3,26,61,252, including 9,18,470 samples tested yesterday.

India had crossed 20-lakh cases on August 7. And, in just 13 days, the country has registered more than eight lakh new cases.

Coronavirus case tally in Maharashtra has breached six lakh-mark, and the active cases stand at 1,60,728 while death tally at 21,033. Delhi's active cases stand at 11,137, and the state has reported 4,235 deaths. Active cases in Andhra Pradesh stand at 86,725. The state's death tally has risen to 2,906.

World over, coronavirus cases have surged to 22,580,254, including 791,002 deaths. As many as 15,301,278 have also recovered across the world so far. The US tops the tally with 57 lakh COVID-19 cases, followed by Brazil with 34.6 lakh cases. India is the third most affected country. Experts suggest if cases continue to rise with the current pace, India could soon surpass these countries.

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Here is the state-wise active coronavirus case tally:-

  • Andaman and Nicobar Islands 1045
  • Andhra Pradesh 86725
  • Arunachal Pradesh 923
  • Assam 23756
  • Bihar 27546
  • Chandigarh 1014
  • Chhattisgarh 6139
  • Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu 389
  • Delhi 11137
  • Goa 3838
  • Gujarat 14282
  • Haryana 7307
  • Himachal Pradesh 1400
  • Jammu and Kashmir 6965
  • Jharkhand 9638
  • Karnataka 81113
  • Kerala 17442
  • Ladakh 633
  • Madhya Pradesh 10717
  • Maharashtra 160728
  • Manipur 1973
  • Meghalaya 806
  • Mizoram 489
  • Nagaland 1844
  • Odisha 19814
  • Puducherry 3309
  • Punjab 12460
  • Rajasthan 14416
  • Sikkim 440
  • Tamil Nadu 53155
  • Telengana 21509
  • Tripura 2205
  • Uttarakhand 3915
  • Uttar Pradesh 49645
  • West Bengal 27678
  • Total 686395

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