Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 49.2 lakh; death toll crosses 80,000
India on Monday reported nearly 82,000 new coronavirus infections after witnessing spikes of over 90,000 daily new cases for five consecutive days. The nationwide tally has climbed to 49.2 lakh cases. The death toll reached 80,833 with over 1,000 fresh fatalities. At least four states independently reported record single-day spikes: Odisha (4,198 new cases), Chhattisgarh (3,336), Madhya Pradesh (2,483), and Rajasthan (1,730).
Till 8 am on Monday, the Union Health Ministry had confirmed 48,46,427 COVID-19 cases, including 79,722 deaths, 9,86,598 active cases, and 37,80,107 recoveries. According to data compiled from official state and union territory government statistics, India has reported 49,26,932 cases and 80,833 deaths (including co-morbid fatalities). Meanwhile, the total number of recoveries has reached 38.56 lakh.
Maharashtra: 10,77,374 total cases, 29,894 deaths, 7,55,850 recoveries. Andhra Pradesh: 5,75,079 total cases, 4,972 deaths, 4,76,903 recoveries. Tamil Nadu: 5,08,511 total cases, 8,434 deaths, 4,53,165 recoveries. Karnataka: 4,67,689 total cases, 7,384 deaths, 3,61,823 recoveries. Uttar Pradesh: 3,17,195 total cases, 4,491 deaths, 2,45,417 recoveries. Delhi: 2,21,533 total cases, 4,770 deaths, 1,88,122 recoveries. West Bengal: 2,05,919 total cases, 4,003 deaths, 1,78,223 recoveries.
Chhattisgarh saw a record single-day spike of 3,336 cases. The state's total has reached 67,327 with 573 deaths and 33,109 recoveries. Rajasthan reported 1,730 new cases, the biggest spike, bringing the total to 1,04,138, which includes 1,250 deaths and 86,162 recoveries. A record spike of 2,483 cases pushed Madhya Pradesh's tally to 90,730, including 1,791 deaths and 67,711 recoveries.
Odisha reported 4,198 new cases, the biggest single-day spike so far. The state's total has reached 1,55,005 cases, out of which, 1,22,024 patients have recovered. The death toll is 637 (excluding 53 non-COVID deaths).
Maharashtra reported 17,066 new cases, the first time in a week that daily new cases dropped below 20,000. Delhi registered 3,229 new cases, while Karnataka saw a huge spike of 8,244 cases. Haryana reported 2,488 new cases, pushing the total to 96,129, which includes 1000 deaths and 74,712 recoveries. 2,421 new cases pushed Punjab's tally to 82,113, including 2,424 deaths and 58,999 recoveries.