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India: COVID-19 death toll breaches 3,000-mark, case count nearing 1 lakh

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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 patients 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 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.

S. No. Name of State / UT Total Confirmed cases* Cured/Discharged/Migrated Deaths**
1 Andaman and Nicobar Islands 33 33 0
2 Andhra Pradesh 2407 1456 50
3 Arunachal Pradesh 1 1 0
4 Assam 101 41 2
5 Bihar 1262 475 8
6 Chandigarh 191 51 3
7 Chhattisgarh 86 59 0
8 Dadar Nagar Haveli 1 0 0
9 Delhi 10054 4485 160
10 Goa 29 7 0
11 Gujarat 11379 4499 659
12 Haryana 910 562 14
13 Himachal Pradesh 80 44 3
14 Jammu and Kashmir 1183 575 13
15 Jharkhand 223 113 3
16 Karnataka 1147 509 37
17 Kerala 601 497 4
18 Ladakh 43 24 0
19 Madhya Pradesh 4977 2403 248
20 Maharashtra 33053 7688 1198
21 Manipur 7 2 0
22 Meghalaya 13 11 1
23 Mizoram 1 1 0
24 Odisha 828 220 4
25 Puducherry 13 9 1
26 Punjab 1964 1366 35
27 Rajasthan 5202 2992 131
28 Tamil Nadu 11224 4172 78
29 Telangana 1551 992 34
30 Tripura 167 85 0
31 Uttarakhand 92 52 1
32 Uttar Pradesh 4259 2441 104
33 West Bengal 2677 959 238
Cases being reassigned to states 410
Total number of confirmed cases in India 96169 36824 3029

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.

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