Over 28,000 coronavirus cases in India in 24 hrs

New Delhi: India's new cases of the coronavirus infection reached a record high on Sunday, with the Union Health Ministry saying 28,637 new cases were identified in the last 24 hours.

The total is now 8,49,553. This is the third consecutive day that COVID-19 cases in the country increased by more than 26,000.

India also witnessed 551 deaths during the last 24-hour period, taking the total number of death count to 22,674.

With a steady rise, the number of recoveries stands at 5,34,621, the government said. Five states -- Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Delhi, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh -- have contributed the maximum to the single-day spike.

 

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