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COVID-19 India

With the highest single-day spike of 26,506 COVID-19 cases and 475 deaths reported in the last 24 hours, the total number of COVID-19 cases in India reached 7,93,802 on Friday, according to the Union Ministry Health and Family Welfare.

Out of the total number of cases 2,76,685 are active, 4,95,513 have been cured and 21,604 have died so far due to the infection.

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With as many as 2,30,599 COVID-19 cases, Maharashtra continues to remain the worst-affected state, followed by Tamil Nadu (1,26,581) and Delhi( 1,07,051)

Meanwhile, 2,83,659 samples were tested for coronavirus on July 10, taking the total number of samples tested up to July 9 is 1,10,24,491, according to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

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Amid a spurt in coronavirus cases, the government on July 9, said that India has not yet reached the community transmission stage of COVID-19 and asserted that there have been localised outbreaks in some geographical areas.

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The Union Health Ministry also said it’s closely watching the dynamic evolution of the virus situation in India, with the World Health Organisation(WHO) now indicating the virus may be airborne.