India is seeing a surge in COVID-19 cases as 5 states including Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka reported a surge in infections. On Monday the country recorded 4,518 new Covid cases and nine deaths have been reported across the country in the last 24 hours taking the country’s Active caseload to 25,782.
Meanwhile, 2,779 recoveries in the last 24 hours were recorded taking the total recovery to 4,26,30,852. Recovery Rate currently at 98.73%
According to the health ministry, five states that have registered the maximum number of cases are Kerala (1,544), followed by Maharashtra (1,494), Delhi (343), Karnataka (301) and Haryana (148).
List of states that are reporting a surge in COVID-19 Cases
Maharashtra: Maharashtra on Sunday reported 1,494 fresh COVID-19 cases, including 961 in Mumbai, and one fatality due to the infection, taking the tally of infections to 78,93,197 and the toll to 1,47,866.
Sunday was the fourth consecutive day when Maharashtra reported more than 1,000 cases. The state had recorded 1,357 new coronavirus infections and one pandemic-related death the day before. In the wake of rising cases, Maharashtra government has made it compulsory for the citizens to wear masks in public places except open spaces.
Kerala: COVID-19 cases are on rise in Kerala again. Earlier on Saturday, the southern state saw its daily Covid tally cross 1,500, to 1,544, while there were four deaths. The cases earlier this month stood at 1,370, 1,278, and 1,465, respectively.
Karnataka: Karnataka also reported 301 fresh COVID-19 infections and one fatality on Sunday. The new cases took the overall virus tally in the state to 39,53,359 while one death pushed the toll to 40,066. The infections include 291 in Bengaluru Urban district, three in Mysuru, and two in Dakshina Kannada.
Tamil Nadu: Earlier on Sunday, the state saw 107 COVID-19 cases. The Tamil Nadu health department is on high alert over the rising Covid-19 cases in the state and has directed authorities to press for protocols in all districts.
Delhi: Delhi on Sunday logged 343 fresh COVID-19 cases with a positivity rate of 1.91 per cent. With this, the national capital’s COVID-19 case tally increased to 19,08,730 while the death toll stood at 26,212.