Record 6,977 new COVID-19 cases in India in last 24 hrs

Record 6,977 new COVID-19 cases in India in last 24 hours; death toll climbs to 4,021

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India recorded its biggest ever spike in COVID-19 cases as it reported 6,977 fresh infections on Monday taking its total tally to 1,38,845 patients, the 10th highest across the world.

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Monday’s sharp increase is the fourth-straight day that India has reported more than 6,000 COVID-19 cases in a single day, with Maharashtra contributing 43% to the daily increase of 6,977 cases.

The death toll from the highly infectious disease rose to 4,021 after 154 people died as on Monday morning, the health ministry said.

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A separate DH COVID-19 Tracker put the total confirmed cases at 1,44,367 and the death toll at 4,151 at 8:30 PM on Monday.

As many as 57,720 patients have recovered from the disease and been discharged from hospitals, pegging the recovery rate at 41.57%.

COVID-19 cases continued to rise in Tamil Nadu with over 600 people testing positive as of Monday. At 16,277, Tamil Nadu had the highest number of Covid-19 patients after Maharashtra.

Gujarat surged past the grim-milestone of 14,000-mark as it reported 392 fresh cases on Monday. The total number of confirmed cases in the state rose to 14,056. Gujarat had the most number of deaths after Maharashtra as the virus has claimed 999 lives in the state.

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