Record 6,767 COVID-19 cases in last 24 hours take India's tally to 1,31,868, death toll rises to 3,867 | Check state-wise list here
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: With 6,767 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, highest single-day surge, India's tally on Sunday crossed the 1,31,000-mark, said the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare while adding that 147 fatalities were reported during the same period.
According to the latest information available at the Health Ministry website, the deadly coronavirus has affected 1,31,868 people and claimed the lives of 3,867 in the country so far. Meanwhile, the recovery rate has improved to 41.28 per cent as 54,441 people have been cured and discharged from hospitals, said the Health Ministry.
Maharashtra, which is the worst-hit state in India, has reported over 47,000 cases and more than 1,500 deaths while Tamil Nadu is second on the list with more than 15,500 cases and over 100 fatalities. Gujarat has reported more than 13,000 cases and over 800 fatalities while the national capital Delhi has reported almost 13,000 coronavirus cases and more than 200 deaths.
Here's the state-wise report on coronavirus pandemic in India:
|S. No.||Name of State / UT||Total Confirmed cases||Cured/Discharged/Migrated||Deaths|
|1||Andaman and Nicobar Islands||33||33||0|
|8||Dadar Nagar Haveli||2||0||0|
|14||Jammu and Kashmir||1569||774||21|
|Cases being reassigned to states||2338|
Amid the alarming spike in the number of coronavirus cases in the country, the central government defended its decision to impose a lockdown, saying the restrictions led to 14-29 lakh COVID-19 cases being averted while the number of lives saved in that period was between 37,000 and 78,000.
India has been under a lockdown since March 25, but several restrictions have been eased in the ongoing fourth phase, which began on May 18 and is scheduled to end on May 31, to help revive economic activities.
While several steps have already been initiated to restart business activities and domestic flights would also resume in a phased manner from Monday, the Reserve Bank has said that the macroeconomic impact of the pandemic is turning out to be more severe than initially anticipated, and various sectors of the economy are experiencing acute stress.
The lockdown has also led to many migrant workers being rendered jobless and homeless and leaving many of them wanting to go back to their native places.
More than 66 lakh Indians are estimated to have made inter-state travels from April 30 to May 12, as the central and state governments made special arrangements to transport lakhs of migrant workers to their home states after the lockdown shone the spotlight on their miseries.
(With PTI inputs)
Posted By: Aalok Sensharma