New Delhi: As many as 4,213 fresh cases of novel coronavirus in India in the last 24 hours, ending Monday morning, have taken the total count in the country crossed the 67,000-mark.
This is the sharpest single-day rise in the number of coronavirus cases in India in a day.
According to the latest data by the Union Health Ministry, the total cases in India climbed to 67,152 on Monday. The total count of coronavirus cases in India included 44,029 active cases, while 20,916 patients recovered or discharged. The total number of cases include 111 foreign nationals.
The death toll, meanwhile, climbed to 2,206 on Monday morning.
On Sunday, the death toll due to coronavirus stood at 2,109 and the number of cases at 62,939.
At 22,171 cases, Maharashtra continues to be the worst-affected state so far. It is followed by Gujarat with 8,194 cases. Maximum deaths due to coronavirus have also been recorded in Maharashtra (832), followed by Gujarat (493).
Tamil Nadu has meanwhile surpassed Delhi in total coronavirus cases numbers. Delhi has 6,923 reported cases while Tamil Nadu has 7,204 confirmed cases.
Rajasthan is nearing the 4,000-mark while Madhya Pradesh has seen 3,614 and Uttar Pradesh 3,467 cases. Andhra Pradesh has 1,980 cases of coronavirus, West Bengal 1,939 and Punjab 1,823. Telangana has 1,196 cases, Jammu and Kashmir 861, Karnataka 848, Haryana 703 and Bihar 696.
Kerala has reported 512 coronavirus cases so far, while Odisha has recorded 377 cases. A total of 169 people have been infected with the virus in Chandigarh and 157 in Jharkhand. Tripura has reported 150 cases, Uttarakhand 68, Assam 63, Chhattisgarh 59, Himachal Pradesh 55 and Ladakh 42.
Death toll tops 2,200
A total of 97 deaths have been reported since Sunday morning. Of these 53 were in Maharashtra, 21 in Gujarat, 14 in West Bengal, three in Tamil Nadu, and one each in Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Haryana, Karnataka, Haryana and Rajasthan.
After Maharashtra, Gujarat has recorded 493 deaths, followed by Madhya Pradesh at 215, West Bengal at 185, Rajasthan at 107. Karnataka and Punjab have recorded 31 deaths each.
Telangana has reported 30 fatalities due to the respiratory disease, Haryana has registered 10, Jammu and Kashmir nine, Bihar six and Kerala four.
Jharkhand and Odisha have recorded three COVID-19 fatalities each while Himachal Pradesh, Assam and Chandigarh have reported two deaths each. Meghalaya and Uttarakhand have reported one death each, according to the ministry data.