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New Delhi/PARIS: With a record 51 fatalities within 24 hours, the death toll due to coronavirus jumped to 324 and the number of cases in the country climbed to 9,380 on Monday, an increase of 905 since Sunday evening, according to the Union Health Ministry.
While the number of active COVID-19 cases stood at 8,076, as many as 979 people have been cured and discharged, and one had migrated, it said. The total number of cases include 72 foreign nationals.
Fifty-one deaths have been reported since Sunday evening, of which 22 were from Maharashtra, seven each from Madhya Pradesh and Telengana, five from Delhi, four from Gujarat, two from West Bengal and one each from Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Jharkhand.
Global toll rises to 1,14,539
Of the total 324 deaths, Maharashtra tops the tally with 149 fatalities, followed by Madhya Pradesh at 43, Gujarat at 26, Delhi at 24 and Telengana at 16. Punjab and Tamil Nadu have registered 11 deaths each while West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh have reported seven deaths each.
Karnataka have reported six deaths each while five people have lost their lives in Uttar Pradesh. Jammu and Kashmir has reported four fatalities, while Kerala, Haryana and Rajasthan have recorded three deaths each. Jharkhand has registered two deaths.
Bihar, Himachal Pradesh, Odisha and Assam reported one fatality each, according to the health ministry data.
However, a PTI tally of figures reported by various states as on Monday evening showed at least 9,594 cases and 335 deaths.
There has been a lag in the Union Health Ministry figures, compared to the number of cases announced by different states, which officials attribute to procedural delays in assigning the cases to individual states.
According to the ministry’s data updated in the evening, the highest number of confirmed cases in the country are from Maharashtra at 1,985 followed by Delhi at 1,154 and Tamil Nadu at 1,075. COVID-19 cases have gone up to 812 in Rajasthan followed by 604 in Madhya Pradesh, 562 in Telengana and 539 in Gujarat. Uttar Pradesh has 483 cases, followed by Andhra Pradesh at 432, Kerala at 376 and Karnataka at 247.
The number of novel coronavirus cases has risen to 273 in Jammu and Kashmir and 185 in Haryana. Punjab has reported 167 cases while West Bengal has reported 152 infections so far.
Bihar has reported 64 cases, while Odisha has 54 coronavirus cases. Thirty-five people were infected with the virus in Uttarakhand, while Himachal Pradesh has 32 cases followed by Assam and Chhattisgarh with 31 cases each.
Chandigarh reported 21 cases, Jharkhand 19 and Ladakh 15, while 11 cases have been reported from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
Goa and Puducherry have reported seven COVID-19 infections each, Manipur and Tripura have two cases each, while Mizoram, Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh have reported a case each.
“State-wise distribution is subject to further verification and reconciliation,” the ministry said on its website.
Meanwhile, the worldwide death toll from the novel coronavirus pandemic has risen to 1,14,539, according to a tally compiled by AFP from official sources.
More than 18,53,300 declared cases have been registered in 193 countries and territories since the epidemic first emerged in China in December. Of these cases, at least 395,000 are now considered recovered.
The tallies, using data collected by AFP from national authorities and information from the World Health Organization (WHO), probably reflect only a fraction of the actual number of infections.
Many countries are testing only the most serious cases.
In the United States, now the epicentre of the pandemic, the death toll stands at 22,109 with 5,57,590 infections. At least 41,831 patients have recovered.
Italy is the second worst-hit country with 19,899 deaths from 156,363 infections.
It is followed by Spain with 17,489 fatalities from 169,496 confirmed infections, France with 14,393 deaths and 132,591 infections and Britain with 10,612 deaths from 84,270 cases.
China — excluding Hong Kong and Macau — has to date declared 3,341 deaths and 82,160 cases including 108 new ones, with 77,663 recoveries. It reported two new deaths.
Europe has listed 932,340 cases and 78,152 deaths to date, the US and Canada together have 581,883 cases with 22,857 deaths, Asia 140,154 cases with 4,989 deaths, the Middle East 101,742 cases with 4,901 deaths, Latin America and the Caribbean 64,924 cases with 2,778 deaths, Africa 14,440 cases with 791 deaths and Oceania 7,825 cases with 71 deaths.