New Delhi: The number of fresh cases held steady at over 9,000 for the sixth day running as India’s COVID-19 count crossed 2.66 lakh. The states saw the biggest jump in daily COVID-19 tally as 9,987 cases were confirmed in last 24 hours. Maharashtra continued to report the highest number of new cases in a single day. Tamil Nadu, Delhi, Gujarat and West Bengal also saw an explosion of fresh infections from the virus on Monday.
The death toll due to coronavirus pandemic inched towards the grim milestone of 7,500-mark. India recorded 266 fatalities on Monday. The deadly novel coronavirus claimed 7,466 lives in the country since the outbreak. According to the data released by ministry of health and family welfare, the number of active coronavirus patients in India rose to 129,917. A record number of coronavirus patients were recovered from the disease. Over 48% of total coronavirus cases in India cured since the pandemic emerged.
Mumbai became the first city in India to confirm over 50,000 coronavirus cases. As many as 1,311 people tested positive for novel virus in the city in last 24 hours. The total number of coronavirus patients in Maharashtra increased to 88,528 today. The state also recorded the highest number of fatalities related to COVID-19. Over 3,000 lost their lives due to infection in Maharashtra.
The coronavirus cases in Tamil Nadu were on a sharp rise. Over 1,500 people tested positive in last 24 hours, bringing the COVID-19 tally in the state to 33,229. Tamil Nadu recorded the greatest number of coronavirus cases after Maharashtra.
Delhi also witnessed a huge jump in daily coronavirus count. At least 1,007 fresh cases were detected in last 24 hours. The total number of coronavirus cases in the national capital rose to 29,943. With 17 fatalities on Monday, the death toll in the state jumped to 824.
New coronavirus cases had their biggest daily increase ever as the pandemic worsens globally and has yet to peak in central America, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday, urging countries to press on with efforts to contains the virus.
Here is state-wise tally in India
Andaman and Nicobar Islands – 33, Andhra Pradesh – 4,851, Arunachal Pradesh – 51, Assam – 2,776, Bihar – 5,202, Chandigarh – 317, Chhattisgarh – 1,160, Dadar Nagar Haveli – 22, Delhi – 29,943, Goa – 330,, Gujarat – 20,545,, Haryana – 4,854, Himachal Pradesh – 421, Jammu and Kashmir – 4,285, Jharkhand – 1,256, Karnataka – 5,760, Kerala – 2,005,, Ladakh – 103, Madhya Pradesh – 9,638, Maharashtra – 88,528, Manipur – 272,, Meghalaya – 36, Mizoram – 42, Nagaland – 123, Odisha – 2,994, Puducherry – 127, Punjab – 2,663, Rajasthan – 10,763, Sikkim – 7, Tamil Nadu – 33,229, Telangana – 3,650, Tripura – 838,, Uttarakhand – 1,411, Uttar Pradesh – 10,947, West Bengal – 8,613. Globally, the virus infected over 77 lakh people. The death toll from the COVID-19 surged to over 4.05 lakh. The United States was the worst affected by coronavirus pandemic. The US confirmed more than 19 lakh cases since the outbreak.