COVID-19 India: Nearly 50,000 new cases recorded today

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The number of coronavirus cases in India surpassed 14 lakh after a record spike of 49,931 fresh infections in the last 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry said on Monday morning.

The country’s coronavirus tally stood at 14,35,453 now.

The top five states, with the highest number of infections on Sunday, were Maharashtra (9,431), Andhra Pradesh (7,627), Tamil Nadu (6,986), Karnataka (5,199) and Uttar Pradesh (3,246).

The ministry reported 708 COVID-19 patients died since Sunday, taking the total number of COVID-linked deaths to 32,771 in the country.

Meanwhile, more than 9.1 lakh patients have recovered so far and the country’s recovery rate stood at 63.92 percent. The positivity rate which means the percentage of patients who have tested positive for coronavirus is 9.68 percent. The highest number of samples – 5,15,472  so far were tested on Sunday.

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