NEW DELHI: On the day-61 of its nationwide lockdown, India witnessed the biggest-ever spike for the second consecutive day on Sunday with 6,767 positive coronavirus cases and 147 deaths reported in the last 24 hours. With this the country's tally reached to 131,920, according to the Union Health Ministry morning update.
As many as 3,869 deaths have been reported in the country so far. Out of the total number of cases, 73,560 are active and 54,440 have been cured/discharged and one migrated.
#IndiaFightsCorona:#COVID19 India UPDATE:— #IndiaFightsCorona (@COVIDNewsByMIB) May 24, 2020
▪️ Total Cases - 131958
▪️Active Cases - 73650
▪️Deaths - 3867
▪️Migrated - 1
as on May 24, 2020 till 8:00 AM pic.twitter.com/Tkxg3gA5js
Maharashtra continues to remain the worst-affected state with 47,190 coronavirus cases. It is followed by Tamil Nadu (15,512), Gujarat (13,664), and Delhi (12,910).
Other major states and UTs that have reported more than 1,000 cases are West Bengal (3,459), Andhra Pradesh (2,757), Punjab (2,045), Telangana (1,813), Bihar (2,380), Jammu and Kashmir (1,569), Karnataka (1,959), Odisha (1,269) and Haryana (1,131).
The states and UTs that have reported a significant number of corona cases are Kerala (795), Jharkhand (350), Chandigarh (225), Assam (329), Tripura (189), Chhattisgarh (225) and Uttarakhand (244).
Sikkim has reported its first case as per the health ministry data.
Meanwhile, domestic flights are all set to resume its operations from Monday across India.
A total of 5,405,186 people have been infected by coronavirus so far globally, and the total number of deaths from the disease now stands at 343,983.