New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: India on Monday recorded a slight dip in its daily COVID-19 cases and reported 3,157 new infections, pushing the total caseload and active tally to 4,30,82,345 and 19,500 respectively, said the Union Health Ministry.

The death toll, the ministry said, has also increased to 5,23,869 with 26 new fatalities in the last 24 hours. Currently, India's case mortality rate stands at 1.22 per cent, the lowest in the world.

Meanwhile, 4,25,38,976 patients have also recovered from COVID-19, taking India's recovery rate to 98.74 per cent - the highest in the world, the health ministry said.

Following is the state-wise status of the COVID-19 pandemic in India:

Name of State/UT Active Cases Cured/Discharged Deaths
Andaman and Nicobar Islands 0 9906 129
Andhra Pradesh 30 2304939 14730
Arunachal Pradesh 0 64199 296
Assam 10 716217 7986
Bihar 41 818270 12256
Chandigarh 71 90833 1165
Chhattisgarh 38 1138202 14034
Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu 0 11437 4
Delhi 5997 1852388 26175
Goa 45 241556 3832
Gujarat 122 1213293 10943
Haryana 2496 979872 10619
Himachal Pradesh 59 280618 4134
Jammu and Kashmir 66 449230 4751
Jharkhand 29 429886 5317
Karnataka 1780 3905844 40102
Kerala*** 2830 6469830 69068
Ladakh 2 28016 228
Lakshadweep 0 11350 52
Madhya Pradesh 171 1030585 10735
Maharashtra 995 7729063 147843
Manipur 14 135086 2120
Meghalaya 6 92201 1593
Mizoram 668 226129 696
Nagaland 0 34728 760
Odisha 136 1278795 9126
Puducherry 9 163819 1962
Punjab 191 741676 17748
Rajasthan 380 1273760 9552
Sikkim 4 38697 452
Tamil Nadu 514 3415440 38025
Telangana 335 787598 4111
Tripura 2 99957 922
Uttarakhand 475 429322 7693
Uttar Pradesh 1587 2049520 23508
West Bengal 397 1996714 21202
Total 19500 42538976 523869

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

India has been witnessing a spike in cases since April after which an advisory was issued by the Centre for all states and union territories (UTs). However, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Sunday said that the current spike cannot be termed as the fourth wave of the pandemic.

Speaking to news agency IANS, ICMR Additional Director General Dr Samiran Panda said the surge has been observed at district levels, hence it cannot be said that the country is moving towards a fourth wave.

"Some surges have been observed at district levels. This is a called a blip... Blips are confined to certain geographical regions of the country," he said.

He also gave four reasons in favour of the statement. He said that first of all, the surge has been found at some local levels which is due to the testing ratio.

"Secondly, what we see is just a blip and we cannot say that entire states are under the grip of Covid."

Thirdly, there is no increase in the hospital admission across the country, he noted. And most importantly, according to Panda, no new variant has been found yet which indicates that there is no fourth wave right now.

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma