2 min read.Updated: 18 May 2020, 09:40 AM IST Written By Anulekha Ray
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
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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