India sees spike of 22,752 COVID-19 cases, tally reaches 7,42,417

Published: Jul 08, 2020, 10:28 IST | ANI | New Delhi

482 deaths reported in the last 24 hours due to COVID-19 in the country, taking India's death toll to 20,642

Health workers wearing PPE kits arrive to conduct medical checkup of the residents in a COVID-19 containment zone at Malad in Mumbai. Pic/ PTI
Health workers wearing PPE kits arrive to conduct medical checkup of the residents in a COVID-19 containment zone at Malad in Mumbai. Pic/ PTI

India has reported a spike of 22,752 COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the country's coronavirus tally to 7,42,417 on Wednesday, informed the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Out of the total cases reported, 4,56,830 patients have been cured/discharged from the disease while one patient has been migrated, the Health Ministry informed. It added that there are 2,64,944 active cases in the country.

482 deaths reported in the last 24 hours due to COVID-19 in the country, taking India's death toll to 20,642. According to the Union Health Ministry, Maharashtra continues to be the worst affected state reporting 2,17,121 coronavirus cases and 9,250 fatalities.

Tamil Nadu -- the second worst-affected state from COVID-19 -- has a total of 1,18,594 cases and 1,636 deaths due to coronavirus.

While Delhi has a total of 1,02,831 COVID-19 cases including 3,165 deaths.

The Indian Council of Medical Research on Wednesday informed that a total of 1,04,73,771 samples tested for COVID-19 up to July 7. Of these, 2,62,679 samples were tested on Tuesday.(

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