New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: India on Monday reported over 2,500 new COVID-19 cases for the third consecutive day. The country logged 2,541 fresh infections while the active cases rose to 16,522. With this India's total tally of COVID-19 rose to 4,30,60,086 and the death toll also climbed to 5,22,223 with 30 fresh fatalities. The daily positivity rate in the country currently stands at 0.84 per cent as per the Union Health Ministry data updated at 8 am on Monday.
States contributing to the COVID-19 caseload in India
Delhi on Sunday reported 1,083 fresh COVID-19 infections with a positivity rate of 4.48 per cent and one death due to the disease, according to the health department. On Saturday, the national capital had reported 1,094 COVID-19 cases, its highest daily spike since February 10, with a positivity rate of 4.82 percent and two fatalities. The COVID-19 infection tally in the national capital now stands at 18,74,876 and the death toll at 26,168.
Maharashtra on Sunday reported 144 fresh COVID-19 cases and two deaths, taking the tally of infections to 78,76,841 and the death toll to 1,47,834, a health official said. Both the fatalities were reported from Pune city, he said.
Mumbai city reported the highest number of 73 cases in the state, and Pune city 15 cases. Dhule district reported 12 cases, the official said.
Gujarat recorded 12 COVID-19 cases on Sunday, taking its tally to 12,24,245, while the death toll remained unchanged at 10,943. So far, 12,13,204 persons have recovered from the infection, including 17 during the day, leaving the state with an active caseload of 98. Ahmedabad led with five cases, followed by four in Vadodara, two in Rajkot and one in Navsari.
Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Punjab, Telangana, Chhattisgarh, and Karnataka also reported fresh COVID-19 cases.
PM Modi to hold COVID-19 meeting
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold a meeting with chief ministers on the emerging COVID-19 situation in the country on Wednesday through video conference, official sources said on Saturday. Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan will make a presentation on the matter, they said. Earlier also, the Prime Minister had conducted such meetings to take stock of the situation.
(With inputs from PTI)
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