The total number of confirmed novel coronavirus cases in India has crossed the 4,000-mark with the death toll surging past 100 on Monday.
As per the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India’s COVID-19 tally climbed to 4,067 cases with an increase of 490 cases in the last 12 hours ending Monday morning. The ministry added that the death toll has crossed the 100-mark. At least 109 coronavirus-related deaths have been reported across the country.
While the active cases in India are 3,666, around 300 people have either been discharged or migrated, the ministry added.
Maharashtra remains the worst-hit state on Monday with the number of confirmed cases nearing the 700-mark.
After Maharashtra, at 571, Tamil Nadu has the most number of novel coronavirus cases. Delhi has also crossed the 500-mark. On Monday, the tally stood at 503. Kerala, which had reported the first case in the country, has now registered 314 positive cases.
|S. No.||Name of State / UT||Total Confirmed cases (Including 66 foreign Nationals)||Cured/Discharged/
|2||Andaman and Nicobar Islands||10||0||0|
|13||Jammu and Kashmir||106||4||2|
|Total number of confirmed cases in India||4067*||292||109|
As of Sunday night, the number of confirmed novel coronavirus cases in India was 3,374 and death toll at 77.
Meanwhile, responding to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s appeal, Indians across the country switched off lights and lit candles, diyas on Sunday night to show solidarity in the fight against coronavirus.
People turned off lights at their homes, lit lamps and candles as some stood in their balconies. While fireworks were heard in some areas, at many places the air resonated with the sounds of devotional songs, mantras and national anthem.
शुभं करोति कल्याणमारोग्यं धनसंपदा ।
शत्रुबुद्धिविनाशाय दीपज्योतिर्नमोऽस्तुते ॥ pic.twitter.com/4DeiMsCN11
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 5, 2020
The nine-minute lights-out event on Sunday evening went off well without any disruption in the electricity grid after the government and utilities put in place elaborate plans to deal with the sudden drop and then a quick spurt in demand.