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Coronavirus update: COVID-19 cases in India cross 96,000, over 5,000 new cases in last 24 hours

The death toll from coronavirus pandemic topped 3,000
  • Delhi recorded the biggest spike in COVID-19 count as 721 confirmed positive in the state on Sunday
  • After Maharashtra, Delhi, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu also saw high number new cases on Sunday (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)Premium
    After Maharashtra, Delhi, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu also saw high number new cases on Sunday (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)

    The coronavirus infection in India witnessed the biggest spike today as the states registerd over 5,000 new cases in last 24 hours. Maharashtra, the worst-affected state by COVID-19 pandemic, saw an explosion of new cases on Sunday. The state recorded over 2,000 fresh coronavirus patients in last 24 hours — highest reported by any state in a day. The total number of coronavirus patients in India surged to 96,169.

    The death toll from the pandemic topped 3,000 as 157 fatalities were recorded on Sunday, the highest single-day death toll so far. Maharashtra accounted for 40% of all fatalities on Sunday.

    There were 56,316 active coronavirus patients in the country, according to ministry of health and family welfare. Around 38% of total COVID-19 patients, 36,824 people, were recovered so far.

    Maharashtra became the first state to register over 2,000 cases in a day. Mumbai alone accounted for 1,500 cases on Sunday. The state had a record number of coronavirus infections at 33,053. The number of fatalities also increased to 1,198.

    After Maharashtra, Delhi, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu also saw high number new cases on Sunday. Tamil Nadu recorded over 600 fresh cases in last 24 hours. The total number of coronavirus patients in the state stood at 11,224.

    Delhi recorded the biggest spike in COVID-19 count as 721 confirmed positive in the state. The coronavirus tally in the state to 10,554.

    As many as 391 people tested positive for novel coronavirus infection in Gujarat. Coronavirus infected 11,379 people and claimed 659 in the state. The state recorded 34 deaths in last 24 hours.

    Uttar Pradesh had biggest single-day spike in cases with 208 people confirmed positive for COVID-19 infection. The total number of patients in the state stood at 4,259.

    Citing the rapid increase in country's COVID-19 tally, India extended the nationwide lockdown for two more weeks. Several relaxations were provided in green, orange and red zones to restart the economy.

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi earlier announced a 20 lakh-crore stimulus package, aimed at making the country self-reliant and reviving stalled economy.

    Here is state-wise status of coronavirus cases in India

    Andaman and Nicobar Islands - 33

    Andhra Pradesh - 2,407

    Assam - 101

    Bihar - 1,262

    Chandigarh - 191

    Chhattisgarh - 86

    Dadar Nagar Haveli - 1

    Delhi - 10,054

    Goa - 29

    Gujarat - 11,379

    Haryana - 910

    Himachal Pradesh - 80

    Jammu and Kashmir - 1,183

    Jharkhand - 223

    Karnataka - 1,147

    Kerala - 601

    Ladakh - 43

    Madhya Pradesh - 4,977

    Maharashtra - 33,053

    Manipur - 7

    Meghalaya - 13

    Odisha - 828

    Puducherry - 13

    Punjab - 1,964

    Rajasthan - 5,202

    Tamil Nadu - 11,224

    Telangana - 1,551

    Tripura - 167

    Uttarakhand - 92

    Uttar Pradesh - 4,259

    West Bengal - 2,677

    More than 4.7 million cases of COVID-19 have been recorded worldwide, including at least 315,000 deaths.

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    Published: 18 May 2020, 09:21 AM IST
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