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.

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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
Andhra Pradesh 4562 4331 106 8999
Arunachal Pradesh 120 15 0 135
Assam 2019 3360 9 5388
Bihar 1979 5580 53 7612
Chandigarh 84 316 6 406
Chhattisgarh 817 1447 11 2275
Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu 62 26 0 88
Delhi 24558 33013 2175 59746
Goa 625 129 0 754
Gujarat 6248 19349 1663 27260
Haryana 4918 5557 160 10635
Himachal Pradesh 240 425 8 673
Jammu and Kashmir 2492 3382 82 5956
Jharkhand 656 1406 11 2073
Karnataka 3395 5618 137 9150
Kerala 1490 1661 21 3172
Ladakh 702 134 1 837
Madhya Pradesh 2373 9015 515 11903
Maharashtra 60161 65744 6170 132075
Manipur 591 250 0 841
Meghalaya 10 33 1 44
Mizoram 132 9 0 141
Nagaland 70 141 0 211
Odisha 1426 3720 14 5160
Puducherry 218 140 8 366
Punjab 1275 2700 99 4074
Rajasthan 2984 11597 349 14930
Sikkim 53 25 0 78
Tamil Nadu 25866 32754 757 59377
Telangana 3861 3731 210 7802
Tripura 461 759 1 1221
Uttarakhand 817 1500 27 2344
Uttar Pradesh 6186 10995 550 17731
West Bengal 5093 8297 555 13945
Cases being reassigned to states 7832     7832
Total 174387 237196 13699 425282

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