Manipur, June 29 -- The number of confirmed novel coronavirus cases in India inched closer to 5.5 lakh-mark as 19,459 new COVID-19 cases were reported on Monday, official sources said.

As per the Union Health Ministry, India has so far reported 5,48,318 COVID-19 positive cases of which 2,10,120 are active cases while 3,21,723 patients have recovered from COVID-19.

Despite the number of recovered cases surpassing the number of active cases, the death toll has risen to 16,475 as 380 more deaths were reported in the last 24 hours.

In India, Maharashtra continues to be the worst-hit state with 1,64,626 COVID-19 cases, followed by Delhi with 83,077 cases and Tamil Nadu with 82,275 cases.

In Maharashtra, 5,493 new COVID-19 cases were report...