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India also recorded the highest single-day recoveries of 57,937 in a span of 24 hours, the Health Ministry figures this morning showed. It is higher than the 55,079 confirmed cases of coronavirus added during the same period, the ministry highlighted.
Maharashtra, the worst-hit state, on Monday crossed the six lakh-mark with the addition of 8,493 new cases of COVID-
Tamil Nadu on Monday recorded 5,890 new coronavirus cases and 120 deaths, Around 800 liquor shops in Chennai have reopened today after nearly five months of closure during the lockdown. Tokens are to be issued to only 500 customers at each of these shops. Wearing of masks and social distancing have been made mandatory. Blaming liquor shops for spike in the number of Covid cases in districts where liquor sale resumed a couple of months ago, the opposition has slammed the AIADMK government, warning that this move will trigger yet another spike in Chennai where though the numbers have declined by 50 per cent, around a thousand people test positive everyday. Chennai has around 12,000 active cases and more than a lakh positive cases reported so far.
Andhra Pradesh has added 6,780 fresh coronavirus cases, taking its overall tally to 2.96 lakh on Monday, while 82 more deaths pushed the death count to 2,732.
Karnataka on Monday recorded 6,317 fresh COVID019 cases and 115 deaths. Biocon chief Kiran Mazumdar Shaw is among those who tested positive on Monday. "I have added to the Covid count by testing positive. Mild symptoms n I hope it stays that way," she tweeted on Monday night. Bengaluru Urban district has the biggest number of coronavirus cases in Karnataka with over 91,000 cases. In Karnataka, Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa, Leader of Opposition Siddaramaiah and state Health Minister B Sriramulu have recovered from COVID-19.
National capital Delhi has logged over 1.53 lakh cases of coronavirus, including 4,214 deaths, since the beginning of the pandemic. Delhi has reported 787 coronavirus cases and 18 deaths in the last 24 hours.
Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh are the five states which reported the highest number of Covid cases in the last 24 hours.
The country's top medical body, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), said that the number of total samples tested for the infection have reached 3,09,41,264 up to Monday. Over 8.99 lakh samples were tested yesterday.
India is the country with the third-highest coronavirus caseload in the world after the United States and Brazil.
The coronavirus pandemic has killed over 7.74 lakh people globally since it emerged in China late last year. Over 2.18 crore people have been infected with the novel coronavirus.