India registered the sharpest spike in the coronavirus cases over the past 24 hours with 5,611 new people testing positive for the infection, taking the total tally to 106750, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said.
Besides the number of cases, India recorded another 140 deaths during the same period, the ministry said, adding the casualty figure has now mounted to 3,303. There are 61,149 active cases in India currently.
“Thus, around 39.62 per cent patients have recovered so far,” a senior health ministry official said.
The total confirmed cases include foreigners.
Of the 140 deaths reported since Tuesday morning, 76 were from Maharashtra, 25 from Gujarat, six each from West Bengal and Madhya Pradesh, five each from Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh, three each from Tamil Nadu Karnataka and Telangana, two each from Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Jammu and Kashmir and one each from Odhisha and Punjab.
In Maharashtra, coronavirus cases climbed to 37,136, followed by Tamil Nadu with 12,448 cases and Gujarat with 12,140 cases so far.
Maharashtra has the highest number of deaths at 1,249, followed by Gujarat’s 719 and Madhya Pradesh’s 258.
In Delhi, the total tally rose to 10,554.
States with more than 4,000 cases each are Rajasthan (5,845), Madhya Pradesh (5,465) and Uttar Pradesh (4,926).
Other major states and Union Territories that have reported more than 1,000 cases each are West Bengal (2,961), Andhra Pradesh (2,532), Punjab (2,002), Telangana (1,634), Bihar (1,498), Jammu and Kashmir (1,317), and Karnataka (1,397).
Other states and UTs that have reported a significant number of corona cases are Haryana (964), Kerala (642), Odisha (978), Jharkhand (231), Chandigarh (200), Tripura (173), Assam (142), Chhattisgarh (101) and Uttarakhand (111).
|S. No.||Name of State / UT||Total Confirmed cases*||Cured/Discharged/Migrated||Deaths**|
|1||Andaman and Nicobar Islands||33||33||0|
|8||Dadar Nagar Haveli||1||0||0|
|14||Jammu and Kashmir||1317||653||17|
|Cases being reassigned to states||1096|
|Total number of confirmed cases in India||106750#||42298||3303|
While Goa is witnessing a resurgence of cases with at least 46 patients, Ladakh became COVID-19 free as all 43 patients were cured and no mortality reported.
Arunachal Pradesh and Mizoram have zero active cases as their lone patients have since been cured. In Meghalaya, 12 of the 13 coronavirus patients were cured whereas one died. All 33 patients in the Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands have been cured.