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New Delhi: More than 6,000 fresh Kovid-19 infections were reported in India on Monday for the fourth day running, but the number was slightly lower than the number recorded in the previous three days, a drop of more than 600, mainly in Maharashtra. Sunday with a record high of 3,041 cases in the state.
With the addition of 6,087 cases, India’s Kovid-19 count exceeded 1.42 lakhs, as per data from state governments. Nagaland became the 34th state / union territory to report coronavirus infection when three people who returned from Chennai tested positive in the state.
A cross country, 150 virus-related deaths were reported, for the second consecutive day when the toll was 150 or more, 60 deaths were recorded in Maharashtra (38 in Mumbai alone), Gujarat 30, Delhi 15 and Madhya Pradesh 10.
28 states / union territories reported Kovid-19 cases during the day, possibly the highest number ever, indicating the spread of the virus across the country. Only UTs of Lakshadweep and Daman and Diu remain free of viruses, with no cases so far.
In a more cheerful development, the number of people recovering from the infection crossed 60,000 to 60,699. This translates to a recovery rate of 42.6%, the highest ever.
Maharashtra, the worst affected by the epidemic, recorded 2,436 new cases on Monday, down from the previous day’s figure of more than 3,000. Of these, 1,430 fresh infections occurred in Mumbai, which counted 31,972 cases out of a total of 52.667 in the state. Deaths in the city crossed the four-figure mark at 1,026. The state toll has increased to 1,695.
Tamil Nadu’s Kovid-19 boom continued unabated with more than 805 cases found on Monday, reaching 17,082, and health officials blamed it on the influx of people from other states, particularly Maharashtra.
Kovid-19’s death continued uninterruptedly in March Gujarat, as more than 30 people killed the virus in 24 hours, bringing the toll to 888. The state recorded 405 positive cases, taking the total to 14,46 8.
Four people died in Kovid-19 in Rajasthan on Monday, taking the death toll in the state to 167, while the virus was tested in 272 people. The number of positive cases has increased to 7,300.
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