India hits a record high with 3,54,653 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday

India hits a record high with 3,54,653 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday

India recorded 3,54,653 fresh COVID-19 cases on Sunday. As many as 2,808 deaths were reported during the day taking the overall fatalities due to the pandemic to 1,95,118. The total confirmed cases soared to 1,73,06,420 in the country. The active infection load comprised 28,07,388 cases.

Maharashtra reported as many as 66,191 new cases on Sunday. The total case tally of the state rose to 42,95,027 while the active infection load comprised 6,98,354 cases. A total of 832 deaths were recorded on the day taking the overall fatalities to 64,760.

A total of 36,605 new cases were reported in Uttar Pradesh on the day taking the confirmed cases to 10,13,370. The active cases stood at 2,73,653. As many as 22,566 discharges and 196 deaths were recorded in the past 24 hours taking the death toll to 10,737.

Delhi saw 22,933 new cases on Sunday. With this, the total caseload has reached 10,27,715. The active infection load now comprised 94,592 cases. As many as 350 recent deaths took the overall fatalities to 14,248.

Karnataka confirmed 34,804 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total tally to 13,39,201. The active cases of the state have surged to 2,62,162. As many as 143 deaths reported on the day took the total fatalities to 14,426.

The active infections in Kerala surged to 2,18,889 on Sunday. The state added 28,469 new incidences and 30 deaths on the day. The case tally went up to 14,05,656 while the death toll has reached 5,111.

Chhattisgarh reported 35,311 infections and 206 deaths on Sunday. 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 Sunday included West Bengal (15,889 new cases), Rajasthan (15,809), Tamil Nadu (15,659), Gujarat (14,296), Madhya Pradesh (13,601), Bihar (12,795), Chhattisgarh (12,666), Andhra Pradesh (12,634), Haryana (10,985), Telangana (8,126), Punjab (6,980), Odisha (6,116), Jharkhand (5,903), Uttarakhand (4,368), Jammu and Kashmir (2,381), Goa (2,293), Assam (1,844), Himachal Pradesh (1,363) and Puducherry (1,008).

Amid a surge in Covid cases in Uttarakhand, the state government announced a curfew in Dehradun district’s Rishikesh, Dehradun, Garhi Cantt, and Clement Town’s municipal areas from April 26 (7 pm) which will remain in force till May 3 (5 am). The curfew will also remain in place in Haldwani Municipal Corporation, Lalkuan Nagar Panchayat, and Ramnagar areas of Nainital district between April 27 and May 3, Nainital district magistrate said.

The state government of Himachal Pradesh has also decided to impose curfew in four districts of Kangra, Una, Solan and Sirmaur from 10pm to 5am from midnight of April 27 to May 10.