24,248 new COVID-19 cases in last 24 hours take India's tally to 6.97 lakh; death toll mounts to 19,693 | Check state-wise list here
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: With a surge of 24,248 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, India's tally on Monday crossed the 6.97 lakh-mark. With this, India has surpassed Russia to become the third worst-hit country in the world by the novel coronavirus. Now, India is just behind Brazil and the US which have reported 15,78,376 and 29,54,999 coronavirus cases respectively.
According to the data available at the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the deadly infection has affected 6,97,413 people in India. Meanwhile, the country reported 425 fatalities during the last 24 hours, taking the death toll to 19,693. The Union Health Ministry further said that there are 2,53,287 active coronavirus cases in India while the recovery rate stands at 60.85 per cent as 4,24,433 people have been cured and discharged from hospitals.
Maharashtra remains the worst affected state with over 2.06 lakh coronavirus cases and more than 8,800 deaths while Tamil Nadu is the second worst-hit state with more than 1.11 lakh COVID-19 cases and over 1,500 fatalities. Delhi is on the third position with nearly 1 lakh coronavirus cases and over 3,000 deaths.
Here's the state-wise report on coronavirus pandemic in India:
|Name of State/UT||Active Cases||Cured/Discharged/Migrated||Deaths||Total Confirmed cases|
|Andaman and Nicobar Islands||53||72||0||125|
|Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu||165||106||0||271|
|Jammu and Kashmir||3042||5255||132||8429|
|Cases being reassigned to states||4913||4913|
There has been an alarming rise in the number of coronavirus cases across India, especially in Delhi, Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra. Amid this, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday visited a newly-created temporary hospital with 1,000 beds, including 250 in the ICU, for COVID-19 patients. The facility has been constructed in just 12 days near the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport on a piece of land belonging to the Ministry of Defence.
While visiting the largest COVID-19 facility, Shah said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is fully committed to helping the people of Delhi in these challenging times and this COVID hospital, yet again, highlights that resolve.
Meanwhile, the Kerala government has also decided to issued a notification to extend the enforcement of the COVID-19 regulations till July 2021. The state government said that the decision has been taken to break the chain of the dreadful coronavirus. "It's like we are sitting on top of an active volcano which can burst anytime. Just because there has been no community spread till now doesn't mean it will not occur," state tourism Minister Kadakampally Surendran said, as reported by news agency PTI.
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