New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Continuing the upward trend, India on Monday reported nearly 1,68,912 lakh fresh coronavirus cases, the biggest single-day spike since the outbreak of the pandemic, said the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. With this spike, the number of active coronavirus cases in India climbed to 12,01,009 while the total caseload reached 1,35,27,717.

The Union Health Ministry, in its daily updates, also said that 904 deaths fatalities were reported in India on Monday taking the total death count to 1,70,179. It said that India has a fatality rate of 1.26 per cent which is the lowest in the world.

Meanwhile, it said that 75,086 also recovered from the infection during the last 24 hours, taking the total number of recoveries to 1,21,56,529. However, India's recovery rate on Monday plunged to 89.86 per cent with the country reporting its biggest-ever single-day spike. 

Maharashtra and Delhi continue to remain the worst-hit states in India. The two states reported more than 63,000 and 10,700 coronavirus cases respectively. The Chief Ministers of the states -- Uddhav Thackeray and Arvind Kejriwal -- will also hold crucial meets on Monday to discuss the situation.

Though Kejriwal has ruled out imposing a lockdown, Thackeray has said that lockdown is the "only solution" left with Maharashtra to control the spike in coronavirus cases. 

Following is the state-wise report of coronavirus pandemic in India:

Name of State/UT Active Cases Cured/Discharged Deaths
Andaman and Nicobar Islands 88 5040 62
Andhra Pradesh 20954 897147 7300
Arunachal Pradesh 36 16790 56
Assam 3249 215943 1118
Bihar 14696 266923 1610
Chandigarh 3307 27037 399
Chhattisgarh 90277 348121 4899
Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu 394 3687 2
Delhi 34341 679573 11283
Goa 4322 57134 848
Gujarat 27568 315127 4800
Haryana 20981 292632 3268
Himachal Pradesh 5369 63202 1115
Jammu and Kashmir 7335 129021 2034
Jharkhand 13933 124238 1213
Karnataka 69244 983157 12889
Kerala 44707 1117700 4783
Ladakh 612 10037 131
Lakshadweep 62 736 1
Madhya Pradesh 35316 298645 4184
Maharashtra 567097 2782161 57987
Manipur 107 29013 376
Meghalaya 189 13933 151
Mizoram 143 4464 12
Nagaland 157 12155 93
Odisha 7573 340062 1926
Puducherry 2316 41036 691
Punjab 27874 237391 7507
Rajasthan 31986 328881 2926
Sikkim 169 6100 136
Tamil Nadu 41955 878571 12908
Telengana 21864 305900 1765
Tripura 243 33106 394
Uttarakhand 7323 99729 1760
Uttar Pradesh 71241 611622 9152
West Bengal 23981 580515 10400
Total 1201009 12156529 170179

(Disclaimer: The information mentioned above has been taken from the official website of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare)

Meanwhile, India on Sunday began the four-day 'Tika utsav' to vaccinate maximum number of people. Asserting that the 'tika utsav', a vaccination drive between April 11 and 14, marks the beginning of the another major war on COVID-19, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday made several suggestions to people on curbing the virus and urged them to focus on personal and social hygiene.

In a blog addressed to the countrymen, he urged them to remember four things, including "each one, vaccinate one"- helping those getting vaccinated who are less educated and elderly and who cannot go for the jab themselves, and "each one, treat one"- helping those who do not have the means or do not know about the facilities available for vaccination.

"Our success will be determined by our awareness of the micro containment zone. Our success will be determined by not leaving the house when there is no need. Our success will also depend on whether we wear masks and follow other rules," he said, adding that it will also depend on getting those eligible for vaccine inoculated.

(With inputs from PTI)

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma