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.

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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
Andhra Pradesh 10043 8422 232 18697
Arunachal Pradesh 190 78 1 269
Assam 4249 7125 14 11388
Bihar 3016 8765 95 11876
Chandigarh 65 395 6 466
Chhattisgarh 592 2601 14 3207
Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu 165 106 0 271
Delhi 25038 71339 3067 99444
Goa 818 936 7 1761
Gujarat 8202 25892 1943 36037
Haryana 3796 12944 265 17005
Himachal Pradesh 315 737 11 1063
Jammu and Kashmir 3042 5255 132 8429
Jharkhand 717 2045 19 2781
Karnataka 13255 9847 372 23474
Kerala 2230 3174 25 5429
Ladakh 178 826 1 1005
Madhya Pradesh 2911 11411 608 14930
Maharashtra 86057 111740 8822 206619
Manipur 678 688 0 1366
Meghalaya 18 43 1 62
Mizoram 56 130 0 186
Nagaland 359 231 0 590
Odisha 2810 6224 36 9070
Puducherry 459 331 12 802
Punjab 1711 4408 164 6283
Rajasthan 3780 15928 456 20164
Sikkim 62 61 0 123
Tamil Nadu 46863 62778 1510 111151
Telangana 10904 12703 295 23902
Tripura 365 1202 1 1568
Uttarakhand 558 2524 42 3124
Uttar Pradesh 8161 18761 785 27707
West Bengal 6658 14711 757 22126
Cases being reassigned to states 4913     4913
Total 253287 424433 19693 697413

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.

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma