Highest ever : India reports over 26k corona cases in single day


New Delhi, (UNI)

India's novel coronavirus tally on Friday inched close to 8 lakh mark with the biggest ever single day spike of 26,506 fresh cases in the past 24 hours while 475 more lives were lost in the same period. 

The total cases in country now stand at 7,93,802 cases with 21,604 deaths. 

According to the latest Health Ministry update, of the total cases, 4,95,513 have recovered while 2,76,685 remain active in the country. In just past 24 hrs, 19,135 covid patients were cured and discharged. 

The rate of recovery continue to improve as the difference between the active cases and recoveries has been continuously increasing. 

Meanwhile, a total of 1,10,24,491 cumulative samples have been tested for COVID as per the Indian Council of Medical Research till Thursday.