The number of coronavirus cases in India have reached 1,397 on Tuesday, says Health Ministry. Out of these, 38 cases are being assigned to states to initiate contact tracing. Out of these positive cases, 49 are foreign nationals.
Over 200 cases related to COVID-19 infection reported from the various states, the highest for a single day so far.
The number of deaths due to COVID-19 also surged to a new-single day high as 11 people succumbing to infection in last 24 hours. The death toll in the country has risen to 35. Fresh deaths were reported from Telangana, Maharashtra and West Bengal.
According to the Ministry of Health and Welfare, 124 coronavirus patients have been cured and discharged, including one migrated patient. At present, there are over 1,238 active COVID-19 cases in the country.
"Till now we have tested 42,788 samples, including 4,346 samples that were tested yesterday. It represents 36% of our capacity. 123 labs have been made functional, 49 private labs have been given permission. Yesterday 399 patients were tested in private labs," said R Gangakhedkar of ICMR.
According to fresh reports, at least 24 coronavirus cases and hundreds with the symptoms have been detected after a mosque event took place in Delhi's Nizammuddin area. Talking about the event, Lav Aggarwal, Joint Secretary, Health Ministry said during press briefing, "With respect to the Nizamuddin area, we all need to understand and appreciate that this is not the time to do fault finding. What is important for us is to take action as per our containment process in whatever areas we find a case."
On Monday, Kerala saw a huge spike in coronavirus count as the state reported more than 30 new COVID-19 patients. There are 234 cases of coronavirus in Kerala, highest in India.
Maharashtra reported three fresh deaths on Monday, taking the toll in the state to 9. The number of coronavirus cases in Maharashtra has now surpassed 216 positive cases.
Delhi recorded 25 new cases of coronavirus on Monday, the highest in a single day. The virus has infected 97 and claimed two lives in the national capital. On Sunday, Delhi witnessed 23 new COVID-19 cases.
Here is the state-wise tally of the novel coronavirus outbreak:
Andaman & Nicobar: 10
Andhra Pradesh 40
Himachal Pradesh 3
Jammu & Kashmir 54
Madhya Pradesh 47
Tamil Nadu 74
Uttar Pradesh 101
West Bengal 26
Globally, the novel coronavirus has infected more than 800,000 people and killed over 38,540 worldwide, according to a count by Johns Hopkins University. The United States has the most confirmed cases globally at over 160,500. More than 3,000 people have died in the US — over 1,200 in New York State.