On Monday, coronavirus cases in India crossed 2.56 cases after freshly 9,983 cases reported in the last 24 hours, even as the government allowed a number of relaxations over two months of lockdown. This is the biggest single day jump in cases as the country recorded over 9000 cases for the sixth consecutive day.
India has come on the fifth worst-hit nation by the most deadly virus in the world. According to government data, the total number of deaths due to coronavirus in India stands at 7,135. Out of the total 2,56,611 cases 1,24,095 have recovered. 206 people died in the last 24 hours due to the deadly disease.
Maharashtra is the worst-hit state in the country as it has surpassed 85,000 cases. The state also records the highest number of deaths at 3060 and its capital Mumbai is one of the worst-hit cities in the country. Tamil Nadu and Delhi are the second and third worst-hit in India.
Since Sunday morning a total of 206 deaths were reported, out of which 91 were reported in Maharashtra, 30 in Gujarat, 18 rach in Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh, 13 each in West Bengal and Madhya Pradesh, nine in Rajasthan, four in Haryana, two each in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Jammu and Kashmir and Uttarakhand, and one each in Odisha and Punjab.
India has witnessed a surge in coronavirus cases for the past few days. On Monday malls, restaurants, and worship places were reopened under “Unlock 1” the first of the three-phase plan for reopening the prohibited activities in non-containment zones with strict rules.