NEW DELHI: The novel coronavirus cases in India continue to be on the rise with every coming day. The country once again recorded it's biggest spike yet in the last 24 hours as 6,977 fresh cases emerged. The total tally of the nation is at 1,38,845. India surpassed Iran into becoming the 10th most affected country by the coronavirus.
The death toll also crosses the 4,000-mark yesterday. Around 154 individuals succumbed to death due to the virus in the past day. However, India's fatality rate is one of the lowest all over the world.
The active coronavirus cases in the nation are beyond 70,000. Apart from this, more than 55,000 have also made a recovery and have been fully cured and discharged from medical facilities, as per the update on the website of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
Maharashtra became the first state from the country to have over 50,000 COVID-19 positive cases. The state approximately has 50,231 cases, almost equal to the next three states put together. The death toll is also at 1,635. Maharastra comprised 70% of India's total death cases on Sunday, May 24 as it reported 108 fatalities.
Tamil Nadu is also observing an increase in their cases as over 600 people were found to be positive in the last 24 hrs. It is the second worst-hit state with coronavirus after Maharashtra.
Gujarat also crossed the 14,000-mark as the state reported over 392 cases in the past day. The total tally of the state is 14,056. In terms of the death toll, Gujarat is second after Maharastra. The virus has taken over 999 lives in Gujarat.
India is under a lockdown till 31st May to control the spread of the virus. The Health Ministry has stated, "The period of the lockdown has been gainfully utilised to ramp up the health infrastructure in the country."