India, on Monday, reported more than 2.5 lakh fresh COVID-19 cases and 1,757 deaths. The overall fatalities due to the pandemic have reached 1,80,550 in the country. With as many as 2,56,828 new cases reported yesterday, the active infection load increased to 20,24,629 and the total confirmed cases until now have reached 1,53,14,714. As many as 1,54,234 discharges were reported on the day.
Maharashtra reported as many as 58,924 new cases on Monday. The total case tally of the state soared to 38,98,262 while the active infection load comprised 6,76,520 cases. A total of 52,412 discharges and 351 new fatalities were recorded on the day. The number of fatalities have now reached 60,824.
Uttar Pradesh reported 28,211 new cases on the day taking the confirmed cases to 8,79,831. The active cases surpassed the 2 lakh mark on the day reaching 2,08,523. As many as 10,978 discharges and 167 deaths were recorded in the past 24 hours taking the death toll to 9,997.
Delhi saw 23,686 new cases on Monday. With this the total caseload has reached 8,77,146. The active infection load now comprised 76,887 cases. As many as 240 recent deaths took the overall fatalities to 12,361.
Karnataka confirmed 15,785 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total tally to 11,76,850. The active cases of the state have surged to 1,42,084. The death toll of the state has reached 13,497 after recording 146 new fatalities.
The active cases in Chhattisgarh continued to rise reaching 1,29,000 as the state registered 13,834 new cases on Monday. The new cases pushed the total confirmed case tally to 5,58,674. A total of 175 new deaths took the toll to 6,083.
12,897 new cases were registered in Madhya Pradesh on Monday, taking the total tally to 4,20,977. The active cases of the state have surged to 74,558. The death toll of the state has reached 4,636 after recording 79 recent deaths.
Rajasthan saw new cases at 11,967. The active infections stood at 76,641 and the death toll reached 3,204.
Gujarat also reported new cases at 11,403. The active infections remained at 68,754 and the total fatalities rose to 5,494.
The active infections in Kerala went past the 1 lakh mark to reach 1,03,001. The state added 13,644 new incidences, 4,305 discharges and 21 deaths on Monday. The case tally went up to 12,53,069 while the death toll increased to 4,951.
To check the resurgence of COVID-19 cases, the Kerala government has declared a night curfew in the state for the next two weeks. The curfew extends from 9 pm to 5 am. Public transport will not be disrupted, however, the working hours of malls and theatres in the state have been reduced to 7 pm. The state government has also decided to bring back the work from home norm for government and private employees in the state.
In Tamil Nadu, 10,941 new cases were registered on Monday. The active infections stood at 75,116, with 10,02,392 total confirmed cases. As many as 44 recent deaths took the toll to 13,157.
Other states which reported a spike in cases on Monday included West Bengal (8,426 new cases), Bihar (7,487), Haryana (6,842), Andhra Pradesh (5,963), Punjab (4,622), Odisha (4,445), Jharkhand (4,290), Telangana (4,009), Uttarakhand (2,160), Himachal Pradesh (1,695), Jammu and Kashmir (1,516) and Assam (1,367).
The Punjab government has decided to extend the night curfew timings from 8 pm to 5 am. The fresh restrictions will come into effect from Tuesday (April 20).
The Telangana High Court on Monday directed the state government to take a call on imposing lockdown or curfew across the state in the next 48 hours, said the officials.