India COVID tally at 3.43 lakh; Maharashtra reports record spike in deaths on Monday

India COVID tally at 3.43 lakh; Maharashtra reports record spike in deaths on Monday

With 11500 new cases reported in the last 24 hours, India’s COVID toll reached 3,43,091 Tuesday morning. The country remained in the exponential growth trajectory with more than 11,000 new infection cases for the third day in a row.  Currently, the total number of active cases stands at 1,53,178 while 1,80,013 patients have recovered until now. With more than 325 new fatalities on Monday the death toll touched 9,900 as of now.

Maharashtra reported its highest rise in COVID-19 fatality yesterday with 178 more deaths, taking the death toll in the state to 4,128. With over 2,786 new cases the total confirmed cases in the state rose to 1,10,744.

With 46,504 confirmed cases Tamil Nadu stays second to Maharashtra. The active cases of the state rose to 20,681 and the deaths stood at 479. Amid an increase in the number of cases the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami has announced to implement lockdown in Chennai, Chengalpet, Thiruvallur and Kanchipuram districts from June 19 to June 30.

With 42,829 confirmed cases Delhi stays as the third worst-hit state. However, the numbers of active cases in the state are at 25,002 which is more than that of Tamil Nadu. The capital has reported 1,400 deaths so far.

Globally, coronavirus cases cross 8.04 million and the death toll is at 435,682. With over 21lakh cases the U.S tops as the worst affected country globally, while India remains as the fourth worst-hit nation currently.