Record 28,637 COVID-19 cases in last 24 hours take India's tally to 8.49 lakh, death toll climbs to 22,674 | Check state-wise list here
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: With a spike of 28,637 new COVID-19 in last 24 hours, biggest single-day spike ever, India's coronavirus tally on Sunday crossed the 8.49 lakh, said the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare while adding that 551 fatalities were reported during the same period.
According to the latest information available at the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the novel coronavirus has affected 8,49,553 people and claimed the lives of 22,674 in India so far. As per the Union Health Ministry, the active number of coronavirus cases stands at 2,92,258 while the recovery rate has improved to 62.92 per cent as 5,34,621 people have been cured and discharged from hospitals.
Maharashtra remains the worst-hit state in India with 2.46 lakh coronavirus cases and over 10,000 deaths while Tamil Nadu is at the second spot with 1.34 lakh cases and more than 1,800 fatalities. Delhi, which had emerged as coronavirus hotspot, has reported 1.10 coronavirus cases and over 3,300 deaths.
Here's the state-wise report on coronavirus pandemic:
|Name of State/UT||Active Cases||Cured/Discharged/Migrated||Deaths||Total Confirmed cases|
|Andaman and Nicobar Islands||70||93||0||163|
|Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu||245||226||0||471|
|Jammu and Kashmir||4092||5895||169||10156|
|Cases being reassigned to states||3024||3024|
With the country reporting an alarming spike in the number of coronavirus cases, several states, including Karnataka, Assam, Arunachal and Meghalaya, have decided to reimpose the lockdown in several areas of the states. The states in their respective order have said that all shops and business establishments, other than those dealing with essential services, will stay close across the state. The states have also advised people to stay at home and not venture out unless it was absolutely necessary.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday reviwed the coronavirus situation in the country and noted that it is important to maintain social distancing and personal hygiene to contain the dreadful infection from spreading.
"PM directed that we must reiterate the need to observe personal hygiene and social discipline in public places. Awareness about COVID should be disseminated widely and a continuous emphasis on preventing spread of the infection should be laid," news agency ANI quoted government sources as saying.
"PM appreciated the concerted efforts of the Centre, State and local authorities in containing the pandemic situation in Delhi. He further directed that similar approach should be adopted with other State Governments in containing the COVID-19 pandemic in entire NCR area," the sources told ANI.
Posted By: Aalok Sensharma