In highest-ever spike, India recorded a jump of 5,242 cases of the novel coronavirus in 24 hrs. The death toll crossed the 3,000-mark after 157 fatalities were recorded since Sunday morning.
A policeman stands guard as migrants wait to board buses to reach their native places, during a government imposed nationwide lockdown as a preventive measure against the coronavirus, in Ghaziabad. (Photo:PTI)
- Death toll due to novel coronavirus in India rises to 3,029
- Total number of coronavirus cases in India climb to 96,169
- Over 5,000 Covid-19 cases, 150 deaths recorded in last 24 hours
The death toll due to coronavirus in India rose to 3,029 and the number of total positive cases climbed to 96,169 on Monday morning, registering an increase of 157 fatalities and a record jump of over 5,200 new cases in 24 hours.
According to the Union Health Ministry’s updated data on Monday, India saw 5,242 fresh cases of the novel coronavirus in the last 24 hours, since Sunday morning.
The total number of cases of coronavirus included 56,316 active cases, while 36,824 recovered/ discharged and one patient migrated, the Health Ministry said. The total confirmed cases include foreign nationals too who were tested in India.
Around 38.2 per cent patients have recovered so far.
Four states/UTs have so far reported over 10,000 cases with Maharashtra being the worst hit at 33,053 infections, followed by Gujarat (11,379), Tamil Nadu (11,224) and Delhi (10,054).
Of the total 3,029 fatalities, Maharashtra tops the tally with 1,198 fatalities, Gujarat comes second with 659 deaths, followed by Madhya Pradesh and West Bengal at 248 each, Delhi at 160, Rajasthan at 131, Uttar Pradesh at 104, Tamil Nadu at 78 and Andhra Pradesh at 50.
On Sunday, the death toll due to Covid-19 stood at 2,872 and the number of total positive cases at 90,927. The number of active cases was 53,946, while 34,108 people had recovered.