COVID-19: Death Toll Crosses 4,000 As Record 6,977 Cases Reported In 24 HRS
Maharashtra remains the worst affected by the coronavirus outbreak in the country.by League Health Desk
NEW DELHI: With highest-ever spike of 6,977 cases and 154 in the last 24 hours, the total number of positive cases of the novel coronavirus in the country has reached 1,38,845, while the death toll mounted to 4021, as per the latest data by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) on Monday morning.
With a steep rise in the number of Covid-19 patients, India has joined the list of 10 most affected countries globally by overtaking Iran in total cases.
Of the total cases, 57,720 have been successfully treated while one case has been migrated from the country. There are 77,103 active cases of Covid-19 in India.
Maharashtra remains the worst affected by the coronavirus outbreak in the country. The total number of positive cases in the state has jumped to 50,231 and 16,35 deaths, according to the MoHFW.
Mumbai, the financial capital of the country, has become the hotbed of the coronavirus spread in the state where the number of cases has topped the 30,500-mark while the death toll is nearing the 1,000-mark as well. The city reported as many as 1,725 cases on Sunday alone.
Tamil Nadu continues to be the second-worst hit in the country with 16,277 Covid-19 cases and 111 deaths. Followed by Gujarat with 14,056 cases and 858, Delhi (13,418 cases, 261 deaths, Rajasthan (7,028 cases, 163 deaths), Madhya Pradesh (6,665 cases, 290 deaths), and Uttar Pradesh (6,268 cases, 161 deaths).
|S. No.||Name of State / UT||Total Confirmed cases*||Cured/Discharged/Migrated||Deaths**|
|1||Andaman and Nicobar Islands||33||33||0|
|8||Dadar Nagar Haveli||2||0||0|
|14||Jammu and Kashmir||1621||809||21|
|Cases being reassigned to states||2642|
|*(Including foreign Nationals)|
|**( more than 70% cases due to comorbidities )|
|#States wise distribution is subject to further verification and reconciliation|
Worryingly, even though the virus tally continues to spike, new guidelines issued by the central government pertaining to Lockdown 4.0 remain enforced.
All domestic flights are also set to resume in India from today, while international flights are to start soon as well, the central government has informed as part of its gradual reboot of air travel services in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak.
Data from Johns Hopkins University show that the total number of cases in India has surpassed that of Iran (with 1,35,701 confirmed infections). India now has the 10th highest number of confirmed cases worldwide.
Globally, over 5.5 million people have been infected with the novel coronavirus, including 3.4 lakh deaths.