With 1,324 fresh cases registered in the last 24 hours, the total number of novel coronavirus count in India crossed more than 16,000 to reach 16,116 confirmed cases so far, according to the latest Ministry of Health and Family Welfare data. Along with that, the country's death toll has increased to 519.
According to the Sunday morning data from the health ministry, at least 2,230 people have recovered from the infection, showing that the recovery rate has gone up to over 14.2%, an improvement over 13.85% on Saturday and 13% on Friday. There are currently 13,295 active patients in the country while 2,301 patients have been discharged or cured from the highly contagious disease. The mortality rate for COVID-19 cases in India is around 3.2%.
The latest state-wise data shows that with more than 3,600 positive cases, Maharashtra remained the worst-hit state. The total number of cases in the state surged to 3,651 with 211 deaths. The highest number of cases were reported from Mumbai with more than 2,110 positive Covid-19 patients.
Maharashtra was followed by Delhi, which is now nearing the 2,000-mark with 1,893 cases and 43 deaths, according to the latest data. The other states that crossed the 1,300-mark in the number of coronavirus cases in descending order are Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, and Rajasthan. Uttar Pradesh became the next stage in the country after these to the top 1,000 cases.
Apart from Maharashtra and Delhi, the other most-affected states according to the deaths recorded are Gujarat (58), Telangana (18), Madhya Pradesh (70), Punjab (16), Karnataka (14), West Bengal (12), Jammu and Kashmir (5), Uttar Pradesh (17) Kerala (3), Jharkhand (2), Andhra Pradesh (15) Rajasthan (11) Haryana (3), Tamil Nadu (15) and Bihar (2), Meghalaya, Odisha, Assam, Himachal Pradesh and have reported one death each.