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COVID-19: Maharashtra reports highest single day spike

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The share of Mumbai in the state's case count has shrunk significantly over the last 10 days - from 53 per cent to 47.2 per cent between June 16 to June 26.

Almost 71,000 coronavirus cases have been reported in Tamil Nadu, which is the third worst-hit followed by Gujarat being the fourth worst-hit state in India with almost 30,000 coronavirus cases and over 1,700 fatalities. Punjab has reported 4,769 novel coronavirus infections so far, while Kerala has 3,726 cases.

There have been 260 cases of the virus contracted through community transmission, with 204 cases now active in the state, including five in hospital and one in intensive care.

More than 758,000 total tests had been done to date on Saturday, an increase of close to 22,000 in the past 24 hours.

Between June 1 and June 26, the country witnessed 2,99,866 cases.

"Till date, of 8,71,875 laboratory samples, 1,52,765 (17.52%) have tested positive, with almost 23,000 samples tested across the State [on Friday]", Dr. Awate said.

Maharashtra so far has reported 1,47,741 cases, including 6,931 deaths. 5,196 have recovered and 146 deaths have been reported. Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu together have reported 155 COVID-19 cases. Thane district reported a record surge of 500 cases for the second consecutive day.

The number of COVID-19 cases has gone up to 12,884 in Haryana, 12,798 in Madhya Pradesh, 12,349 in Telangana, 11,489 in Andhra Pradesh and 11,005 in Karnataka.

Victoria has recorded 41 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, with emergency alerts sent to residents in two of the state's hotspot suburbs.

"Our figures are being reconciled with the ICMR (Indian Council of Medical Research)", the ministry said, adding that 8,023 cases are being reassigned to states.

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