India today witnessed the biggest jump in daily COVID-19 count. As many as 14,821 people tested positive for the novel virus in the last 24 hours. The country’s COVID-19 count surged to 425,282. A lion’s share of the fresh infections on Sunday came from Maharashtra and Delhi. Telangana and Assam also registered high number of COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours.
India also registered a massive jump in COVID-19 death toll — over 400 fatalities were recorded in the last 24 hours. The casualties related to COVID-19 infection zoomed to 13,699. More than 45% of these new deaths on Sunday were reported from Maharashtra.
The total number of active coronavirus patients in India increased to 174,387 Over 2.35 lakh were recovered from the deadly infection in the country.
Maharashtra saw an explosion of fresh coronavirus cases on Sunday. At least 3,870 people tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours. The total number of COVID-19 patients in the state stood at 132,075. With 186 casualties on Sunday, the death toll in Maharashtra surged past 6,000. Maharashtra witnessed the highest number of coronavirus cases and fatalities in India.
Delhi witnessed a slight dip in fresh coronavirus cases on Sunday. The national capital reported 3,000 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours. Delhi’s COVID-19 count inched towards the somber milestone of 60,000-mark. At least 63 people succumbed to death in the national capital on Sunday.
Tamil Nadu also registered over 2,000 new infections for the fifth straight day. At least 2,532 people confirmed positive for the virus. Chennai and three other districts in the southern states were in lockdown till the end of the month to curb the virus spread.
Experts said rising case counts can reflect multiple factors including more widespread testing as well as broader infection.