India witnessed its biggest single-day spike in Covid cases with 28,701 new cases reported on Monday. With this, the total number of cases in India is now over 8.7 lakh. Five hundred deaths were also recorded in the last 24 hours and so far, over 23,000 people have succumbed to the deadly virus in the country. However, there’s a silver lining in India’s Covid story: The country has improved its recovery rate to 63.02% and 19 states have higher recovery rate than the national average which is a positive sign.
Meanwhile, 3,01,609 people are still infected with Covid-19 in the country and 5,53,470 people have recovered as well. At least 18,850 people recovered in the last 24 hours only. Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Delhi and Gujarat have reported the highest number of cases so far.
In Maharashtra Coronavirus cases reached 2,60,924 after 6,497 new cases were reported on Monday. The death toll rose to 10,482 after 193 more deaths were confirmed. Of the total new cases, 1,158 cases and 47 deaths were from Mumbai. With 4,182 patients being discharged, the total tally of recoveries till date has gone up to 1,44,507. In Mumbai 1,158 new cases were reported which took the total case tally to 94,146. However, only 22,900 of these are active cases. With 47 new deaths reported, the city›s death toll has risen to 5,335.
Tamil Nadu also recorded 4,328 new cases. While 3,035 patients got discharged, the total number of cases in the state is now at 1,42,798, including 92,567 recoveries. At present, the state has 48,196 active cases. 66 deaths were reported in the last twentyfour hours which took the death toll rose to 2,032 here.
Delhi, continuing its good performance, recorded 1,246 fresh cases and 40 deaths in the last 24 hours. Total cases in Delhi are now at 1,13,740 with 91,312 recoveries. The death toll now stands at 3,411 deaths here. Meanwhile, the AAP government has announced that the LNJP Hospital will be the second hospital in Delhi after the ILBS to start a second plasma bank. Three expert counsellors hired by the hospital will encourage patients to donate plasma and tell them it is a safe process.
Gujarat too reported the highest single-day spike of 902 coronavirus cases in the last twenty-four hours, taking the overall count in the state to 42,808. The number of fatalities has risen to 2,057. A total of 608 patients were discharged, taking the number of the recovered cases to 29,806. The state now has 10,945 active cases, out of which the condition of 74 patients is critical.
Karnataka confirmed 2,738 fresh Covid-19 cases and 73 deaths in the last twentyfour hours, taking the total number of cases in the state to 41,581 and the death toll to 761. The tally includes 16,248 discharged patients. The state has currently 24,572 active cases. While Kerala reported 49 new Covid-19 cases and two deaths. Fatality rate in Kerala is 0.39 percent which is better than that in other states. West Bengal recorded a total of 1,435 new coronavirus cases and 24 deaths, taking the total tally to 31,448 and death toll to 956. The total includes 19,213 discharged patients. The state has currently 11,279 active cases.
India’s most populous state Uttar Pradesh recorded 1,664 COVID-19 cases, 869 discharged and 21 deaths in the last twenty-four hours. Total number of cases in the state is now at 38,130, including 24,203 discharged, 12,972 active cases and 955 deaths. In Punjab, 357 fresh coronavirus positive cases were recorded while 194 patients got discharged and 5 deaths were reported, taking the total number of positive cases in the state to 8178, including 5586 discharged and 204 deaths.