India has recorded a total of 7,93,802 confirmed coronavirus cases since the outbreak in March. To date, this is the highest spike in new cases. In the past 24 hours, the total number of new cases added has reached 26,506.
With the highest single-day spike of 26,506 COVID-19 cases and 475 deaths reported in the last 24 hours, the total number of COVID-19 cases in India reached 7,93,802 on Friday, according to the Union ministry of health and family welfare.
The number of active cases in the country stands at 2,76,685. Out of the total cases that have been reported,4,95,513 have been cured or discharged. The percentage of people who have recovered from diseases has increased to 62.4%.
Meanwhile, 2,83,659 samples were tested for coronavirus on Thursday, taking the total number of samples tested up to July 9 to 1,10,24,491, according to the Indian Council of Medical Research the data provided by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
With as many as 2,30,599 COVID-19 cases, Maharashtra continues to remain the worst-affected state, followed by Tamil Nadu (1,26,581) and Delhi (1,07,051).
Across the globe, coronavirus have gone beyond 1.18 crore and the total deaths that have been reported have crossed 5,45,000.
Brazil stands at second number in terms of the most affected country by the virus and has reported more than 1.6 million cases so far.
The United States continues to be the worst-hit nation with over 2.93 million cases and over 1,30,000 deaths.