India witnessed a record jump of 704 coronavirus cases in the 24 hours on Monday (April 6), the thirteenth day of the ongoing nationwide lockdown. The total number of infections now stand at 4,281 including 111 deaths, according to the latest health ministry updates.
Currently, there are 3,851 active COVID-19 cases in the country, while 318 people were either cured or discharged and one had migrated.
According to the data updated at 6 pm, 28 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours: 21 from Maharashtra, two each from Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu, and one each from Punjab, Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh.
According to the ministry, Maharashtra has reported the most coronavirus deaths at 45, followed by Gujarat (12), Madhya Pradesh (9), Telangana (7), Delhi (7), Punjab (6) and Tamil Nadu (5).
Karnataka has reported four deaths, while West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh have recorded three fatalities each. Two deaths each have been reported from Jammu and Kashmir and Kerala. Bihar, Himachal Pradesh and Haryana have reported a fatality each, according to the data. The total number of cases includes 66 foreign nationals.
However, a PTI tally based on figures reported by states directly showed at least 126 deaths across the country. There has been a lag in the Union health ministry figures, compared to the numbers announced by different states, which officials attribute to procedural delays in assigning the cases to individual states.
The country-wide death toll on Sunday was 83.
The highest number of positive cases are from Maharashtra (748), followed by Tamil Nadu at 571 and Delhi with 523 cases. Cases in Telangana have gone up to 321, in Kerala to 314, in Uttar Pradesh to 305, while the number of cases has gone up to 274 in Rajasthan. There are 226 cases in Andhra Pradesh.
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COVID-19 cases have risen to 165 in Madhya Pradesh, 151 in Karnataka, followed by 144 in Gujarat. Jammu and Kashmir has 109 cases and Haryana has 84 cases. West Bengal has reported 80 infections, followed by Punjab at 76.
A total of 32 people are infected with COVID-19 in Bihar, while Assam and Uttarakhand have 26 cases each. Odisha has 21 positive patients, Chandigarh has 18, Ladakh has 14 and Himachal Pradesh has 13 patients.
Ten cases have been reported each from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Chhattisgarh. Goa has reported seven COVID-19 infections, followed by Puducherry with five cases. Jharkhand has reported four cases, while Manipur has reported two cases. Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh have reported an infection each.
“State-wise distribution is subject to further verification and reconciliation,” the ministry said on its website.
(With inputs from agencies)