India registers record jump of 4,213 COVID-19 cases in 24 hours


Stranded migrant labourers walk carrying their belongings to board a special train to Manipur from MGR Central railway station after the government eased a nationwide lockdown imposed as a preventive measure against the COVID-19 coronavirus, in Chennai on May 10, 2020. (Photo by ARUN SANKAR/AFP via Getty Images)
Stranded migrant labourers walk carrying their belongings to board a special train to Manipur from MGR Central railway station after the government eased a nationwide lockdown imposed as a preventive measure against the COVID-19 coronavirus, in Chennai on May 10, 2020. (Photo by ARUN SANKAR/AFP via Getty Images)

INDIA on Monday (11) registered a record 4,213 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours in the country. With this the number of cases jumped to 67,152. As many as 2,206 people have died of the disease, with 97 fresh fatalities in a day, the health ministry said.

The number of active COVID-19 cases stood at 44,029. While 20,916 people have recovered, one patient has migrated, it said. “Thus, around 31.15 per cent patients have recovered so far,” a senior health ministry official said.

Of the 97 deaths reported since Sunday morning, 53 were in Maharashtra, 21 in Gujarat, 14 in West Bengal, three in Tamil Nadu, and one each in Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Haryana, Karnataka, Haryana and Rajasthan.

Maharashtra tops the tally in terms of total deaths with 832 fatalities, Gujarat comes second with 493 deaths, followed by Madhya Pradesh at 215, West Bengal at 185, Rajasthan at 107, Uttar Pradesh at 74, Delhi at 73, Tamil Nadu at 47 and Andhra Pradesh at 45.    Karnataka and Punjab have recorded 31 deaths each.

Telangana has reported 30 fatalities due to the respiratory disease, Haryana has registered 10, Jammu and Kashmir nine, Bihar six and Kerala four.      Jharkhand and Odisha have recorded three COVID-19 fatalities each while Himachal Pradesh, Assam and Chandigarh have reported two deaths each.   Meghalaya and Uttarakhand have reported one death each, according to the ministry data.

More than 70 per cent of the deaths are due to comorbidities. The highest number of confirmed cases in the country is from Maharashtra at 22,171 followed by Gujarat at 8,194, Tamil Nadu at 7,204, Delhi at 6,923, Rajasthan at 3,814, Madhya Pradesh at 3,614, and Uttar Pradesh at 3,467.    Andhra Pradesh has 1,980 COVID-19 cases, West Bengal 1,939 and Punjab 1,823.    Telangana has 1,196 cases, Jammu and Kashmir 861, Karnataka 848, Haryana 703 and Bihar 696.

Kerala has reported 512 coronavirus cases so far, while Odisha has recorded 377 cases. A total of 169 people have been infected with the virus in Chandigarh and 157 in Jharkhand.  Tripura has reported 150 cases, Uttarakhand 68, Assam 63, Chhattisgarh 59, Himachal Pradesh 55 and Ladakh 42.

Thirty-three COVID-19 cases have been reported from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.    Meghalaya has registered 13 cases, Puducherry has nine and Goa has seven.  Manipur has two cases. Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh and Dadar and Nagar Haveli have reported one case each.