New Delhi: With 83 fresh fatalities and 2, 644 infections, the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in India inched closer to 40,000-mark on Sunday. Also Read - India's Drug Regulator Grants Gilead Sciences Marketing Authorisation For Remdesivir
“Total number of COVID-19 positive cases in India rises to 39,980 including 28,046 active cases, 10,633 cured/discharged/migrated and 1301 deaths”, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare data showed. Also Read - Lockdown: From Early Graduation to Flexible Grading-- IITs Chalk Out Plan For Graduating Students
Maharashtra remained the worst-hit state as state’s COVID-19 death toll climbed to 521 as 36 more deaths were reported on Saturday — the highest single-day figure so far in the state — while the total cases increased to 12,296. Also Read - 'Four Steps Ahead of Coronavirus': Delhi CM Kejriwal Launches App to Track Hospital Bed in City
The biggest 24-hour spike in coronavirus cases and deaths comes days after government decided to provide certain relaxations in orange and green zones across the country amid COVID-19 lockdown.
India’s recovery rate, on the other hand, improves to 26.59 per cent this morning. A total of 10,633 patients have been cured so far.