India on Monday saw the highest jump in COVID-19 cases with 703 new patients in 24 hours. The country's coronavirus positive patients tally now stands at 4281 including 111 deaths, according to the latest update published by the Ministry of Health. Maharashtra continues to be the COVID-19 hotspot in the country with a maximum of 748 infected with the deadly disease. Next to Maharashtra is Tamil Nadu with over 571 coronavirus cases as the city registered a steep rise in the past few days after the Tablighi Jamaat incident. Delhi is also one of the worst-hit regions having over 523 COVID-19 cases.
According to the data updated at 6 PM, 28 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours -- 21 from Maharashtra, two each from Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu, and one each from Punjab, Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh. The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said 1,01,068 samples have been tested for COVID-19 till 9 pm on Monday. Karnataka has reported four deaths, while West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, and Andhra Pradesh have recorded three fatalities each. Two deaths each have been reported from Jammu and Kashmir and Kerala. Bihar, Himachal Pradesh, and Haryana have reported a fatality each, according to the data.
State-wise COVID-19 cases, deaths in India
|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||109||4||2|
|Total number of confirmed cases in India||4281*||319||111|
|*States wise distribution is subject to further verification and reconciliation|