India Records Biggest Single-Day Jump With 6,977 New COVID-19 Cases

 - Sakshi Post

NEW DELHI: On Monday, India recorded its biggest single-day jump in figures with 6,977 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, taking the country's tally to 1,38,845. The death toll rose to 4,021 after 154 new fatalities were reported.

With the figures, India joins the 10 countries with most cases, according to a tracker by the Johns Hopkins University.

The ICMR said that 90,170 samples were tested in 24 hours, taking the total number of samples collected at 30,33,591 so far.

Maharashtra remains the worst-affected with 50,2331 cases, followed by Tamil Nadu (16,277), Gujarat (14,056), Delhi (13,418), Rajasthan (7,028).

There are 77,103 active cases in the country, and 3,543 reported in the last 24 hours, according to the health ministry's update on Monday.

Have a look at the graph:

Globally, more than 54 lakh cases of COVID-19 have been reported with at least 3,44,000 deaths.

Meanwhile, domestic passenger flights resumed in India after a gap of two months and the country will see around 600 services on Monday.
Scheduled commercial passenger flights were suspended on March 25, when the Centre imposed a nationwide lockdown to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. It was announced last Thursday that one-third of pre-lockdown domestic flights will operate from Monday.

International scheduled commercial passenger flights remain suspended.

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