With around 693 fresh cases and 32 deaths due to coronavirus reported in the last 24 hours, India recorded its highest spike so far on Monday morning, pushing the total number of COVID-19 cases in the country to 4,067, according to Union Health Ministry data. In total, 109 people have died of coronavirus in India. According to the latest update published by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the figures reflected 3,666 active cases, 291 cured/discharged patients.
Till Sunday evening, the total number of cases was 3,577 while 83 deaths were reported.
About 30 per cent of the total cases, are connected to Tablighi Jamaat, an event organised by the Islamic sect in Delhi's Nizamuddin area last month.
The updated numbers show Maharashtra at the top with cases 690 and 45 deaths while 45 patients among these were either cured, discharged or migrated. Following Maharashtra is the southern state of Tamil Nadu which has 571 confirmed COVID-19 cases including 5 deaths and eight who either migrated/cured or were discharged.
Delhi is third most hit UT with 503 confirmed coronavirus cases and 7 deaths so far. Kerala too has 314 cases while Telangana has 321 cases.
Meanwhile, the Centre released data that showed how the recent surge in cases are significantly linked to the infections spread through the
Tablighi Jamaat congregations in Delhi’s Nizamuddin last month.
“The doubling rate, which means in how many days the number of Covid-19 cases double, at present is 4.1 days. But if cases reported due to the Tablighi Jamaat event, had not come, then the doubling rate would have been 7.4 days,” health ministry joint secretary Lav Agarwal said.
Check state-wise coronavirus cases tally:
|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|
|*States wise distribution is subject to further verification and reconciliation|