Mumbai became the first city in India to confirm over 50,000 coronavirus cases
New coronavirus cases had their biggest daily increase ever as the pandemic worsens globally, said WHO
The number of fresh cases held steady at over 9,000 for the sixth day running as India’s COVID-19 count crossed 2.66 lakh. The states saw the biggest jump in daily COVID-19 tally as 9,987 cases were confirmed in last 24 hours. Maharashtra continued to report the highest number of new cases in a single day. Tamil Nadu, Delhi, Gujarat and West Bengal also saw an explosion of fresh infections from the virus on Monday.

The death toll due to coronavirus pandemic inched towards the grim milestone of 7,500-mark. India recorded 266 fatalities on Monday. The deadly novel coronavirus claimed 7,466 lives in the country since the outbreak.

According to the data released by ministry of health and family welfare, the number of active coronavirus patients in India rose to 129,917. A record number of coronavirus patients were recovered from the disease. Over 48% of total coronavirus cases in India cured since the pandemic emerged.

Mumbai became the first city in India to confirm over 50,000 coronavirus cases. As many as 1,311 people tested positive for novel virus in the city in last 24 hours. The total number of coronavirus patients in Maharashtra increased to 88,528 today. The state also recorded the highest number of fatalities related to COVID-19. Over 3,000 lost their lives due to infection in Maharashtra.

The coronavirus cases in Tamil Nadu were on a sharp rise. Over 1,500 people tested positive in last 24 hours, bringing the COVID-19 tally in the state to 33,229. Tamil Nadu recorded most number of coronavirus cases after Maharashtra.

Delhi also witnessed a huge jump in daily coronavirus count. At least 1,007 fresh cases were detected in last 24 hours. The total number of coronavirus cases in the national capital rose to 29,943. With 17 fatalities on Monday, the death toll in the state jumped to 824.

New coronavirus cases had their biggest daily increase ever as the pandemic worsens globally and has yet to peak in central America, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday, urging countries to press on with efforts to contains the virus.

Here is state-wise status of coronavirus cases in India

Andaman and Nicobar Islands – 33

Andhra Pradesh – 4,851

Arunchal Pradesh – 51

Assam – 2,776

Bihar – 5,202

Chandigarh – 317

Chhattisgarh – 1,160

Dadar Nagar Haveli – 22

Delhi – 29,943

Goa – 330

Gujarat – 20,545

Haryana – 4,854

Himachal Pradesh – 421

Jammu and Kashmir – 4,285

Jharkhand – 1,256

Karnataka – 5,760

Kerala – 2,005

Ladakh – 103

Madhya Pradesh – 9,638

Maharashtra – 88,528

Manipur – 272

Meghalaya – 36

Mizoram – 42

Nagaland – 123

Odisha – 2,994

Puducherry – 127

Punjab – 2,663

Rajasthan – 10,763

Sikkim – 7

Tamil Nadu – 33,229

Telangana – 3,650

Tripura – 838

Uttarakhand – 1,411

Uttar Pradesh – 10,947

West Bengal – 8,613

Globally, the virus infected over 77 lakh people. The death toll from the COVID-19 surged to over 4.05 lakh. The United States was the worst affected by coronavirus pandemic. The US confirmed more than 19 lakh cases since the outbreak. Coronavirus killed 1.10 lakh people in America alone. India reported the fifth highest coronavirus cases in the world.

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