India reports highest-ever spike of 26,506 new cases in last 24 hours

By Rajan Nath -- July 10, 2020 10:43 am -- Updated:July 10, 2020 10:47 am

India reported 475 deaths and the highest single-day spike of 26,506 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, as of Friday morning. The total number of coronavirus cases in India has increased to 7,93,802 including 2,76,685 active cases, 4,95,513 cured and discharged and 21,604 deaths, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said.

Maharashtra is the worst-affected state with more than 2 lakh cases of the pandemic. The total number of COVID-19 cases in the state has increased to 2,30,599 out of which 93,673 are active cases, 1,27,259 cured and discharged while 9,667 patients succumbed to the contagion disease.

Recently, Maharashtra Prison Department stated that a total of 596 inmates and 167 jail staff have tested positive for COVID-19 in jails of the state till date. 219 inmates and 57 jail staff have contracted the disease in Nagpur Central Prison.

Meanwhile, a 20-year-old patient who was admitted to King Edward Memorial (KEM) hospital died by suicide after hanging himself. He had recovered from COVID-19 but was found to be suffering from blood cancer, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation.

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There's no stopping COVID-19 especially after the Unlock procedure has been announced across the country providing relaxations in the restrictions imposed during the lockdown which was enforced to contain the spread of coronavirus.

-PTC News

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