1,975 new cases, 47 deaths in 24 hours; COVID-19 cases in India climb to 26,917

India has recorded 1,975 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total case count to 26,917, according to health ministry data.

The death toll has risen to 826 as 47 more fatalities were reported in a day. There are 20,177 active cases while 5913 people have been cured/discharged.

Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray today said that the state has 80 per cent patients who are asymptomatic while 20 per cent are there who have mild, serious or critical symptoms.

Maharashtra has reported 7,628 COVID-19 cases so far, highest in the country.

Earlier, Health Ministry in a statement said, “As of now, 5804 people have been cured with a recovery rate of 21.90%. Also, a total of 26,496 people have been confirmed positive for COVID-19 with a total number of 824 deaths have been reported in India of now.”

Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh announced that 150 students from Kota are on their way to Punjab and buses will be sent to Jaisalmer to ferry stranded people.

“Happy to share with you all that 150 students from Kota are on their way to Punjab in 7 buses and will reach tomorrow morning. Also, 60 Punjab Govt buses are going to Jaisalmer to ferry around 2,700 Punjabis who are stranded in 5 relief camps there,” Amarinder tweeted.