Coronavirus: Over 7,400 dead in India; Mumbai tally crosses 50,000
India on Monday reported 9,000 new coronavirus infections, taking the nationwide tally past 2.66 lakh. The death toll due to COVID-19 also climbed to 7,476. Three states— Jharkhand, Manipur, and Tamil Nadu—independently reported their biggest spikes. A day after India's worst-hit state Maharashtra surpassed China, state capital Mumbai reported over 50,000 cases. Mumbai is notably India's worst-hit city. Here are more details.
Health Ministry confirms 2,56,611 COVID-19 cases, 7,200 deaths
Till 8 am on Monday, the Union Health Ministry had confirmed 2,56,611 COVID-19 cases, including 7,200 deaths, 1,24,981 active cases, and 1,24,429 recoveries. According to data compiled from official state and union territory government statistics, India has reported 2,58,175 cases and 7,476 deaths (including co-morbid fatalities). With the addition of 7,837 cases the Centre has yet to assign to states, the tally reaches 2,66,012.
How India's worst-hit states fared on Monday
Till Monday, Maharashtra reported 88,529 COVID-19 cases with 3,139 deaths. Tamil Nadu's COVID-19 cases rose to 33,229 with 286 deaths. Further, Delhi reported 29,943 cases (including 874 deaths), Gujarat reported 20,574 cases (including 1,280 deaths), Uttar Pradesh reported 10,947 cases (including 283 deaths), Rajasthan reported 10,876 cases (including 246 deaths), and Madhya Pradesh reported 9,638 cases (including 414 deaths).
Cases spike in Tamil Nadu, Jharkhand, Manipur
For the sixth consecutive day, Tamil Nadu recorded its biggest single-day spike with 1,562 new cases. Jharkhand reported 187 new cases, bringing its total to 1,290. The state has reported seven deaths. Manipur reported 100 new cases, taking its total to 272.
426 new cases in West Bengal; Karnataka tally reaches 5,760
Mumbai's tally crossed the 50,000-mark, reaching 50,085. The city has reported 1,702 deaths. West Bengal reported 426 new cases, taking its total to 8,613. The state has reported 405 deaths. 308 new cases took Karnataka's tally to 5,760. The state's death toll rose to 64. With 154 new cases, Assam's tally rose to 2,835. The death toll remained at four.
Bihar's death toll reaches 31; Haryana records second-biggest spike
The sample of a 37-year-old Delhi returnee in Darbhanga tested positive after his death. Bihar's death toll has now risen to 31, while the case count stood at 5,247. Haryana reported 406 new cases taking its total to 4,854—the second-highest spike a day after the state recorded 496 new cases. The state's death toll also rose by 11 to 39.
J&K tally reaches 4,285; 91 new cases in Kerala
Jammu and Kashmir's tally rose to 4,285 with 198 new cases. The UT has reported 45 deaths thus far. With 91 new cases, Kerala's tally rose to 2,005. A 41-year-old man who had returned from the Maldives on May 16 also died in Thrissur. The death toll has now risen to 16 (excluding the death of a Mahe native who died in Kannur).
Chhattisgarh reports 124 new cases; Punjab tally hits 2,663
Chhattisgarh's tally rose to 1,197 with 124 new cases. The state has reported four deaths. 55 new cases took Punjab's tally to 2,663. The state also reported two more deaths, bringing the toll to 53. Uttarakhand's tally rose to 1,411 with 56 new cases. 13 COVID-19 patients have died in the state but none have been confirmed to have been caused by COVID-19.
Tripura tally climbs to 841; 30 new cases in Goa
Tripura reported 38 new cases, taking its tally to 841. Goa reported 30 new cases, including 28 in the Mangor Hill area. This takes the state's total to 330. Nagaland reported five new cases taking its total to 123. Three new cases took Meghalaya's total to 39. Mizoram reported eight new cases, taking its total to 42. Puducherry's tally rose to 128.Share this timeline