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Covid-19: Another single-day record of 26,506 cases; total tally nears 8 lakh

Covid-19 26,506 cases

It seems there is no immediate respite in sight as India continues to witness big addition of daily number of Covid-19 cases. On Friday, the country saw 26,506 cases—another single-day record, pushing the total tally to around eight lakh.

As per the official figure released by Health Ministry till Friday, the total Covid-cases currently stands at 7,93,802. A total of 21,604 people have lost their lives.

The number of recoveries stands at 4,95,51, while there are 2,76,685 active cases of coronavirus infection presently in the country, the updated data at 8 am showed.

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“Thus, around 62.42 per cent of patients have recovered so far,” an official said.

The total number of confirmed cases included foreigners.

Of the 475 deaths, 219 are from Maharashtra, 65 from Tamil Nadu, 45 from Delhi, 27 from West Bengal, 17 from Uttar Pradesh, 16 from Karnataka, 15 from Gujarat, 13 from Andhra Pradesh, 9 from Rajasthan, eight from Bihar, seven from Telangana, six from Assam, five each from Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab, four from Odisha and one from Chhattisgarh, Goa, Jhakhand and Meghalaya.

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