Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 11.01 million with 10K+ new cases
India on Monday reported more than 10,000 fresh coronavirus infections, pushing the nationwide tally to 11.01 million cases. Meanwhile, at least 70 more patients died in the past 24 hours, bringing the death toll to 1,56,518. Kerala and Maharashtra, which are the two worst-hit Indian states, continued to report a high daily positivity rate in coronavirus infections. Here are more updates.
Health Ministry confirms 1,10,05,850 COVID-19 cases, 1,56,385 deaths
Till Monday morning, the Health Ministry had reported 1,10,05,850 COVID-19 cases, including 1,56,385 deaths, 1,50,055 active cases, and 1,06,99,410 recoveries. According to data compiled from state/UT statistics, India reported 1,10,15,883 cases and 1,56,519 deaths till Monday night. Over 10.71 million have recovered. 1,14,24,094 people were vaccinated in India till 6 pm on Monday and a total of 3,07,238 beneficiaries were vaccinated on the day.
How India's worst-hit states fared on Monday
Maharashtra: 21,06,094 total cases, 51,806 deaths, 19,99,982 recoveries. Kerala: 10,36,869 total cases, 4,105 deaths, 9,77,012 recoveries. Karnataka: 9,48,466 total cases, 12,299 deaths, 9,30,087 recoveries. Andhra Pradesh: 8,89,339 total cases, 7,167 deaths, 8,81,582 recoveries. Tamil Nadu: 8,48,724 total cases, 12,466 deaths, 8,32,167 recoveries. Delhi: 6,38,028 total cases, 10,901 deaths, 6,26,086 recoveries. Uttar Pradesh: 6,02,869 total cases, 8,716 deaths, 5,91,787 recoveries.
2.2K new cases in Kerala; Maharashtra reports 5.2K fresh infections
Kerala reported 2,212 new cases, marking a daily positivity rate of 5.8% with 38,103 tests. The Centre has asked states to limit the positivity rate under 5%. 5,210 more people tested positive in Maharashtra, marking a daily positivity rate of 7.1% with 73,165 tests. In Chhattisgarh, daily infections stood at 274. The tally has climbed to 3,11,159, including 3,806 deaths and 3,04,355 recoveries.
Delhi reports 128 more cases; 148 fresh infections in Bengal
128 more people tested positive in Delhi. The daily positivity rate stood at 0.3% with 42,242 tests conducted on Monday. West Bengal reported a spike of 148 new cases, pushing the state's tally to 5,73,910. 10,251 patients have died in the state while 5,60,219 have recovered. Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, and Andhra Pradesh reported 449, 317, 84, and 41 new cases respectively.