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India recorded 697 fresh coronaviruscases in last 24 hours, the highest so far since the Covid-19 outbreak in the country. Today, for the fourth consecutive day India has registered an increase of more than 500 cases. Fresh cases were reported from Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Odisha, Uttarakhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Punjab, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Haryana and Rajasthan. The total number of coronavirus cases in India today crossed the 4,000-mark, to 4,067, according to the latest data from the Health Ministry. 109 people have died of coronavirus, with 32 dying in the last 24 hours. The latest figures from the Union Health Ministry shows that 291 people have recovered till date.

Maharashtra witnessed a record surge in Covid-19 cases. 200 new coronavirus cases were reported in Maharashtra, according to data released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. With this the total number of cases inth state rise to 690. Among the total people infected so far, 42 have recovered and 45 have died. Mumbai has recorded 330 cases so far.

Coronavirus cases are on a rise in Tamil Nadu (571) and Delhi (503) too. After Maharashtra, these two states are worst-hit.

Nearly a third of all confirmed coronavirus cases in India have been linked to the Tablighi Jamaat, the Health Ministry had said on Saturday. Cases linked to the Tablighi Jamaat have been reported from Tamil Nadu, Delhi, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Jammu and Kashmir, Assam, Karnataka, Uttarakhand, Haryana, Maharashtra, Himachal Pradesh, Kerala, Arunachal Pradesh and Jharkhand.

On Sunday night, people in various states of the country turned off the lights of their houses and lighted earthen lamps, responding to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's '9 pm, 9-min' appeal to defeat the coronavirus in the country.

India is under 21-day nationwide lockdown to contain the spread of the deadly coronavirus.

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