India confirms 3.19 lakh SARS-CoV-2 infections on Monday

India confirms 3.19 lakh SARS-CoV-2 infections on Monday

India recorded 3,19,460 fresh COVID-19 cases on Monday. As many as 2,762 deaths were reported on the day taking the overall fatalities to 1,97,880. The total confirmed cases soared to 1,76,25,880 in the country. The active infection load comprised 28,74,873 cases.

Maharashtra showed a slight decline in new incidences on Monday reaching 48,700. The total case tally of the state rose to 43,43,727 while the active infection load comprised 6,74,770 cases. A total of 524 deaths were recorded on the day taking the overall fatalities to 65,284.

A total of 33,551 new cases were reported in Uttar Pradesh on the day taking the confirmed cases to 11,20,176. The active cases stood at 3,04,199. As many as 26,719 discharges and 249 deaths were recorded in the past 24 hours taking the death toll to 11,414.

Delhi saw 20,201 new cases on Monday. With this, the total caseload has reached 10,47,916. The active infection load now comprised 92,358 cases. As many as 380 recent deaths took the overall fatalities to 14,628.

Karnataka confirmed 29,744 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total tally to 13,68,945. The active cases of the state have surged to 2,81,042. As many as 201 deaths reported on the day took the total fatalities to 14,627.

The active infections in Kerala surged to 2,32,808 on Monday. The state added 21,890 new incidences and 28 deaths on the day. The case tally went up to 14,27,546 while the death toll has reached 5,139.

Chhattisgarh reported 35,311 infections and 206 deaths on Monday. The total confirmed cases went up to 10,86,625, of which the active infections totalled 2,97,616. The death toll stood at 11,165.

Other states which reported a spike in cases on Monday included Rajasthan (16,438 new cases), West Bengal (15,992), Tamil Nadu (15,684), Chhattisgarh (15,084), Gujarat (14,340), Madhya Pradesh (12,686), Bihar (11,801), Haryana (11,504), Andhra Pradesh (9,881), Odisha (6,599), Telangana (6,551), Punjab (6,276), Jharkhand (5,541), Uttarakhand (5,058), Assam (3,137), Goa (2,321), Jammu and Kashmir (2,135) and Himachal Pradesh (1,692).

Punjab has announced a night curfew – from 6 pm to 5 am during weekdays – and a weekend lockdown – from 6 pm on Friday to 5 am on Monday – to combat the rapidly increasing number of coronavirus cases in the state.

Karnataka has announced a two-week strict curfew from April 27 which will begin from 9 pm for the next 14 days, Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa said. Essential services will be allowed between 6 am and 10 am and shops will close after that. There will be no public transport during the curfew, the Chief Minister said.