COVID-19 cases in India rise to 3.32 lakh; over 11,000 recorded for third day

Fresh coronavirus cases in India touched another peak today. The states added over 11,000 new infections for the third straight day. The total number of coronavirus cases in India increased to 332,424. Maharashtra continued to record over 3,000 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours. Tamil Nadu and Delhi also saw an explosion of new cases on Sunday.

At least 307 deaths from the COVID-19 infection were reported in the last 24 hours. The deadly novel virus killed 9,52 people in the country.

There were 153,106 active coronavirus patients in India, according to the data released by ministry of health and family welfare. On the positive side, over 1.69 lakh people were cured from the disease.

With 3,390 fresh coronavirus cases, Maharashtra’s COVID-19 zoomed to 1,07,958. Out of this, Mumbai alone reported 58,226 coronavirus cases since the outbreak. At least 120 patients succumbed to death in the last 24 hours, bringing the toll to 3,950.

The coronavirus cases in Tamil Nadu inched towards the grim milestone of 45,000. As many as 1,974 people tested positive for the novel coronavirus in the last 24 hours. Chennai confirmed over 1,400 fresh cases on Sunday. At least 38 COVID-19 patients died in the last 24 hours, taking the fatalities to 435 in Tamil Nadu.

Delhi’s COVID-19 count breached 40,000-mark. The national capital added 10,000 coronavirus cases in last six days. With 2,224 fresh cases in the last 24 hours, the state registered the biggest jump in coronavirus count. This was the third straight day when over 2,000 cases were reported in a day in Delhi.

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[Source: live Mint]


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