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NEW DELHI: India on Thursday registered the highest single-day spike of 66,999 cases and reported 942 deaths in the last 24 hours, according to the ministry of health and family welfare.
The country's coronavirus tally touched 23,96,638 including 6,53,622 active cases, 16,95,982 discharged and 47,033 deaths.
Active coronavirus cases in Maharashtra stand at 1,47,820, the highest in the country, followed by Andhra Pradesh with 90,425 active cases.
Meanwhile, 8,30,391 samples, the highest in a single day, were tested on August 12 and 2,68,45,688 samples have been tested so far, according to the Indian council of medical research (ICMR).