NEW DELHI: India recorded its highest single-day jump in Covid-19 cases with the number crossing 4,000 for the first time, as the pandemic touched another high in Maharashtra, which added 1,943 cases on Sunday, including 665 from the previous few days.
This meant that 4,308 cases were added to India’s Covid-19 count, a rise of 6.9% in a day. While Maharashtra reported the lion’s share with Mumbai alone accounting for 875, the pandemic continued to surge in Tamil Nadu (669 new cases), Gujarat (398) and Delhi (381). The eastern states began feeling the impact of the return of migrant workers, with West Bengal, Odisha and Bihar together reporting 321 new cases on Sunday. Maharashtra also reported its highest single-day death toll of 53, as the virus claimed 113 lives across India.
Recovery rate hits 31% as 20,848 beat virus
Maharashtra also reported its highest single-day death toll of 53, as the virus claimed 113 lives across India. The death toll in the country stands at 2,201, according to reports from the state government.
Meanwhile, the number of people who have recovered from the disease has risen to 20,848, which is 31% of all cases, the highest proportion so far.
Tamil Nadu, which has been reporting the second highest count of cases after Maharashtra in the past few days, overtook Delhi to claim the No.3 spot among coronavirus- hit states.
Delhi recorded five more deaths due to Covid-19, while 381 fresh cases were reported. With fresh cases, the Covid-19 tally in the national capital has climbed to 6,923. With 1,943 new cases and 53 fresh deaths, Maharashtra’s Covid-19 tally has reached 22,171 and 832 deaths have been confirmed in the state. Mumbai remains the worst-affected city with a total of 13,739 cases and 508 deaths so far.