India’s tally of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) crossed the bleak 70,000-mark on Tuesday morning as more than 3,600 new infections were reported in the last 24 hours, Union health ministry data showed.

There were 46,008 active cases and 22,455 recoveries or migration along with 2293 fatalities across the country, according to the health ministry’s Covid-19 dashboard at 8am, which took the number of cases to 70,756 so far.

Most of the new cases came from Maharastra, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu and Delhi. In Maharastra, there were 23,401 Covid-19 patients and 868 deaths. Gujarat has emerged as a cause of concern as the state reported 8,541 cases of Covid-19 and 513 people have died because of the respiratory disease.

Tamil Nadu has the third-highest number of cases at 8,002, followed by Delhi at 7,233, according to the Union health ministry.

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