Covid-19: India records highest single-day cases so far – 26,506

New Delhi: India is heading towards 8 lakh mark coronavirus cases and has reported 26,506 fresh cases – the highest so far since the outbreak.

According to Union Health Ministry data released this morning, the country saw  475 deaths in the last 24 hours, taking the total tally to 21,604. The total number of coronavirus cases now stands at 7,93,802.

The number of recoveries stands at 4,95,51, while there are 2,76,685 active cases of coronavirus infection presently in the country, the updated data at 8 am showed.

The country has recorded more than two lakh Covid-19 cases since 1 July and has witnessed over 20,000 infections every day since 3 July.

Of the 475 deaths, 219 are from Maharashtra, 65 from Tamilnadu, 45 from Delhi, 27 from West Bengal, 17 from Uttar Pradesh, 16 from Karnataka, 15 from Gujarat, 13 from Andhra Pradesh, 9 from Rajasthan, eight from Bihar, seven from Telangana, six from Assam, five each from Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab, four from Odisha and one from Chhattisgarh, Goa, Jhakhand and Meghalaya.