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
2 Andhra Pradesh 2757 1809 56
3 Arunachal Pradesh 1 1 0
4 Assam 329 55 4
5 Bihar 2380 653 11
6 Chandigarh 225 179 3
7 Chhattisgarh 214 64 0
8 Dadar Nagar Haveli 2 0 0
9 Delhi 12910 6267 231
10 Goa 55 16 0
11 Gujarat 13664 6169 829
12 Haryana 1131 750 16
13 Himachal Pradesh 185 61 3
14 Jammu and Kashmir 1569 774 21
15 Jharkhand 350 141 4
16 Karnataka 1959 608 42
17 Kerala 795 515 4
18 Ladakh 49 43 0
19 Madhya Pradesh 6371 3267 281
20 Maharashtra 47190 13404 1577
21 Manipur 29 4 0
22 Meghalaya 14 12 1
23 Mizoram 1 1 0
24 Odisha 1269 497 7
25 Puducherry 26 10 0
26 Punjab 2045 1870 39
27 Rajasthan 6742 3786 160
28 Sikkim 1 0 0
29 Tamil Nadu 15512 7491 103
30 Telengana 1813 1065 49
31 Tripura 189 153 0
32 Uttarakhand 244 56 2
33 Uttar Pradesh 6017 3406 155
34 West Bengal 3459 1281 269
  Cases being reassigned to states 2338    
  Total 131868 54441 3867

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