14,821 new COVID-19 cases in last 24 hours take India's tally to 4.25 lakh, death toll at 13,699 | Check state-wise list here
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: The number of coronavirus cases in India reached 4,25,282 on Monday after the country reported a spike of 14,821 new cases in the last 24 hours, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The Health Ministry data further said that 445 fatalities were reported during the same period, taking the death toll to 13,699.
The Union Health Ministry further said that the number of active coronavirus cases in the country currently stands at 1,74,387 while the recovery rate has improved to 55.77 per cent as 2,37,196 people have bee cured and discharged from hospitals.
Maharashtra continues to be the worst-hit state with 1.32 lakh COVID-19 cases and over 6,100 deaths. Meanwhile, Delhi has become the second worst-hit state as it has reported nearly 60,000 cases and over 2,100 deaths. Tamil Nadu is third on the list with more than 59,000 cases and over 750 deaths while Gujarat is fourth with over 27,000 cases and more than 1,600 fatalities.
Here's the state-wise list on coronavirus pandemic in India:
|Name of State/UT||Active Cases||Cured/Discharged/Migrated||Deaths||Total Confirmed cases|
|Andaman and Nicobar Islands||11||37||0||48|
|Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu||62||26||0||88|
|Jammu and Kashmir||2492||3382||82||5956|
|Cases being reassigned to states||7832||7832|
The novel coronavirus has been surging at an alarming rate in the country, especially in Delhi where Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday held another meeting with Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to discuss the situation in the national capital. After the meeting, the Home Ministry recommended quarantine of contacts of all COVID-19 positive cases in Delhi and re-mapping of all containment zones to check the rapid spread of the coronavirus infection in the national capital.
Shah also advised the Delhi government to implement the containment strategy recommended by the V K Paul Committee.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a reference to COVID-19 when he said the world is feeling the need for yoga more than ever due to the pandemic and that the ancient Indian practice is helping a large number of patients across the globe in defeating the disease.
The coronavirus specifically attacks the respiratory system and 'pranayama' or breathing exercise helps in strengthening the respiratory system the most, Modi said in his message on the sixth International Day of Yoga.
"If our immunity is strong, it is of great help in defeating this disease. For boosting immunity, there are several methods in yoga, various 'asanas' are there. These asanas are such that they increase the strength of the body and also strengthen our metabolism," he said.
(With PTI inputs)
Posted By: Aalok Sensharma