Coronavirus: India's tally nears 2 lakh; death toll crosses 5,400
India on Sunday reported roughly 7,900 new coronavirus infections. The nationwide tally has now surged past 1.98 lakh while the death toll stood at 5,403. More than one-third of all cases are concentrated in Maharashtra, India's worst-hit state that has reported over 70,000 infections. Meanwhile, the highest single-day jump in coronavirus infections was observed in at least five states. Here are more details.
Health Ministry confirms 1,90,535 COVID-19 cases, 5,394 deaths
Till 8 am on Monday, the Union Health Ministry had confirmed 1,90,535 COVID-19 cases, including 5,394 deaths, 93,322 active cases, and 91,818 recoveries. According to data compiled from official state and union territory government statistics, India has reported 1,92,667 cases and 5,403 deaths (including co-morbid fatalities). With the addition of 5,630 cases the Centre has yet to assign to states, the tally reaches 1,98,297.
Here's how India's worst-hit states fared on Monday
Till Monday, Maharashtra reported 70,013 COVID-19 cases with 2,362 deaths. Tamil Nadu's COVID-19 cases rose to 23,495 with 184 deaths. Further, Delhi reported 20,834 cases (including 523 deaths), Gujarat reported 17,217 cases (including 1,063 deaths), Rajasthan reported 9,100 cases (including 199 deaths), Uttar Pradesh reported 8,361 cases (including 222 deaths), and Madhya Pradesh reported 8,283 cases (including 358 deaths).
These states recorded their biggest spikes
For the sixth consecutive day, Tamil Nadu recorded its biggest spike with 1,162 new cases. 265 new cases in Haryana took the state's tally to 2,356. The death of a 62-year-old man in Gurugram took the toll to 21. Odisha reported 156 new cases, bringing its tally to 2,104. The state has reported seven deaths besides two patients who died due to non-COVID causes.
Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh also saw biggest spikes
Tripura reported 102 new cases; all of them had travel history. The state's tally has risen to 418. Meanwhile, Arunachal Pradesh's tally rose by 18 to 22. 16 of the total cases have been reported from Changlang.
Delhi records 50 new deaths; Punjab removes 1 duplicate death
After recording its biggest spike for five consecutive days, the number of daily infections in Delhi dropped to 990. The death toll rose by 50 to 523. Bihar reported two fresh deaths, taking its toll to 23. The state has reported 3,945 cases. Punjab removed one duplicate death from its tally, bringing the death toll down to 44. The state has reported 2,301 cases.
3 new deaths in J&K; Kerala deaths climb to 10
Jammu and Kashmir reported three new deaths—a 70-year-old-man brought dead to a Pulwama hospital, a 72-year-old Doda man, and a 45-year-old Shopian man. The state has reported 2,601 cases including 31 deaths. A Saudi Arabia returnee died in Kerala's Kozhikode Sunday night. The state's death toll has risen to 10—excluding the Mahe native who died in Kannur—while the number of cases stood at 1,326.
6 dead in Uttarakhand; Goa tally reaches 77
A sixth COVID-19 patient died in Uttarakhand, however, none of the deaths in the state have been attributed to COVID-19. The state has reported 958 cases. Chhattisgarh recorded 55 new cases, taking the tally to 549. The state has reported one death. Goa's tally rose to 77 after five members of a family and a doctor treating them tested positive for COVID-19 in Vasco.