With nearly 20,000 cases, India's coronavirus tally reaches 5.48 lakh
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India recorded close to 20,000 COVID-19 cases in a single day for the second time on Monday, taking the tally to 5,48,318, while the death toll rose to 16,475, according to the Union Health Ministry data.

The data updated at 8 am showed 19,459 new cases, while 380 persons succumbed to the disease in the last 24 hours.

This is the sixth consecutive day that coronavirus infections have increased by more than 15,000. The number of active cases stands at 2,10,120, while 3,21,723 people have recovered and one patient has migrated, according to the updated data.

With a spike of 5,493 cases, Maharashtra remained the worst hit state in the country. The state has a total of 1,64,626 cases, including 7,429 deaths.

The national capital is the second worst hit state with a total of 83,077 COVID-19 cases, including 2,623 deaths and 52,607 recoveries. Delhi is followed by Tamil Nadu with 82,275 confirmed cases, of which, 1,079 have died, 45,537 have recovered and 35,659 are active cases.

States with more than 10,000 cases include Gujarat with 31,320 cases and 1,808 deaths, Uttar Pradesh (22,147), Rajasthan (17,271), Madhya Pradesh (13,186), West Bengal (17,283), Haryana (13,829), Karnataka, (13,190), Andhra Pradesh (13,241) and Telangana (14,419) cases.

India now has 1,036 diagnostic labs dedicated to COVID-19. This includes 749 in the government sector and 287 private labs. Daily more than 1,50,000 samples are being tested. The samples tested in the last 24 hours have further increased to 1,70,560.

The overall number of global coronavirus cases has increased to over 10.1 million, while the deaths have soared to more than 500,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

As of Monday morning, the total number of cases increased to 10,115,912, while the fatalities stood at to 5,01,233, the University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed in its latest update.

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