Coronavirus update: COVID-19 cases in India rise to 46,000, biggest single-day spike. State-wise tally

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  • Tamil Nadu saw a record hike in coronavirus cases as 527 people tested positive for COVID-19 disease in last 24 hours
  • The death toll in the country rose to 1,568 as 195 more people died due to coronavirus infection in 24 hours

The number of new COVID-19 cases in India hit a new high today with states registering 3,900 coronavirus patients in last 24 hours. The total number of coronavirus cases in the country climbed to 46,433. Tamil Nadu became the second state after Maharashtra to add more than 500 cases in a day.

The death toll in the country rose to 1,568 as 195 more people died due to coronavirus infection on Monday. Maharashtra was the only state to record over 500 COVID-19 related deaths. As many as 35 people succumbed to death in the state in last 24 hours.

There were 32,138 active coronavirus patients in India, according to ministry of health and welfare. Over 12,000 were recovered from the disease.

Maharashtra continued to report the highest number of cases even on Monday. The total number of coronavirus patients in the state stood at 14,541 after over 1,500 people confirmed positive for coronavirus in last 24 hours. Mumbai alone accounted for 9,000 COVID-19 patients.

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