Coronavirus: India records highest single-day spike as cases near 40,000-mark, death toll crosses 1,300

According to the health ministry, the total number of novel coronavirus cases in the country rose to 39,980 and the death toll stood at 1,301. As of now, there are 28,046 active cases and 10,633 cured/discharged/migrated cases as of Sunday morning.


Early Sunday, Rajasthan reported 31 fresh novel coronavirus cases and Uttar Pradesh recorded 21 cases. (Image for representation: PTI)

India recorded the highest single-day spike with over 2,600 cases on Saturday, showed the latest data by the Union Health Ministry on Sunday morning.
According to the health ministry, the total number of novel coronavirus cases in the country rose to 39,980 and the death toll stood at 1,301. As of now, there are 28,046 active cases and 10,633 cured/discharged/migrated cases in the nation.
Rajasthan reported 31 fresh novel coronavirus cases and Uttar Pradesh recorded 21 cases early Sunday.
On Saturday, Delhi had reported 384 new cases of coronavirus in 24 hours, taking total tally in the national capital to 4,122, while Uttar Pradesh reported 159 cases, with total tally mounting to 2,487.
According to news agency PTI, 790 people had tested positive and 36 deaths were reported in the worst-hit state of Maharashtra on Saturday, bringing total here to 12,296.
In West Bengal, the total number of novel coronavirus cases reached 886 even as 15 more people died due to Covid-19 and 127 people tested positive in 48 hours on Saturday.
Meanwhile, the country is all set to enter its third phase lockdown Monday onwards as several districts look forwards to ease on lockdown curbs -- in Green and Orange zones.
In line with the latest guidelines issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs for 'Red zone', certain activities are being allowed but lockdown curbs will be strictly implemented in Covid-19 containment zones to check the cases of dreaded infection, they said, adding a notification to this effect is expected to be released on Sunday.




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