A man drives an auto-rickshaw depicting the coronavirus to create awareness about staying at home in Chennai, India. Reuters
Of the total cases, 21,132 are active cases, 6,361 people have recovered, and 886 people have succumbed to the disease.
Maharashtra remained the worst-hit state with a total number of cases rising to 8,068, followed by Gujarat which reported 3,301 cases and Delhi which has reported 2,981 cases, according to the health ministry data.
Besides the trio, other states which have crossed the 1,500 mark are Madhya Pradesh (2,168), Rajasthan (2,185), Tamil Nadu (1,885) and Uttar Pradesh (1,955).
Maharashtra has recorded 342 deaths, the highest number of fatalities among all the states. The western state is followed by its neighbour, Gujarat at 151, other neighbour, Madhya Pradesh at 106 and New Delhi at 54.
Among other major states, Andhra Pradesh has reported 1,177 and 31 deaths, Bihar stood at 277 cases and two deaths, Haryana at 289 and three deaths, Jammu and Kashmir at 523 cases and six deaths, Karnataka at 511 and 20 deaths and Kerala docked 469 cases and four deaths.
States which have reported less than 10 cases are Tripura, Mizoram, Puducherry, Manipur, Goa and Arunanchal Pradesh.
On the global front, the total number of cases have crossed 2.9 million mark and over two lakh people have died till now.
Indo-Asian News Service
India recorded its highest singe-day spike of coronavirus cases on Saturday, with over 22,000 new cases and 442 deaths, as infections rose in the western and southern parts of the country amid heavy monsoon rains.
The Health Ministry added 24,850 confirmed cases on Sunday, bringing the nationwide total to 673,165, making India the fourth hardest-hit in the world behind the US, Brazil and Russia.
Record daily leap of 18,500 new infections; 15,685 people have died after another 385 fatalities were added to the toll in 24 hours.
Experts say that they were victims of the ever-more unpredictable and extreme weather that has hit South Asia in recent years caused by climate change and exacerbated by deforestation, damming and excessive development.
This came in a phone call Sheikh Mohamed received on Wednesday from the Syrian president where they also discussed the ongoing developments in Syria and the Middle East in addition to issues of regional and international interest.
Beijing has maintained a relentless zero-Covid approach with strict border closures and targeted lockdowns, even as other countries tentatively try to ease restrictions.
The pony-tailed senior Khan sporting dark shades and a black facemask over a grey half-sleeved T-shirt was virtually mobbed by the paparazzi and the hordes of policemen as he entered the menacing barred gates of the ARCJ in the congested south Mumbai.