New Delhi: India on Tuesday witnessed the biggest single-day rise in casualties after 62 people lost their lives due to COVID-19 or coronavirus in the last 24 hours. While the country’s tally inched closer to 30,000-mark–29,435 to be specific, the death toll soared to 935. Nearly6,869 patients have recovered so far, said the health ministry. Also Read - 'Should We Hang Ourselves If Vaccines Are Not Available' Asks Union Minister Sadananda Gowda

Maharashtra continues to be the the worst affected state in the country, with 8590 cases and 369 casualties, followed by Gujarat and Delhi. Also Read - IRCTC Latest Update: Central Railway Cancels 4 Trains Due to Low Occupancy | Full List of Cancelled Trains Here

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More than 55 policemen in Mumbai have been asked to stay at home after 3 cops lost their lives due to COVID-19 in the city.

Health Ministry recommended home isolation for people who have very mild symptoms of coronavirus.  “People who have very mild symptoms or those pre-symptomatic can opt for home isolation if they have the requisite self-isolation facility at their residence so as to avoid contact with other family members”, the Union Health ministry said.

Delhi Government yesterday lifted the bar on veterinarians, plumbers,& electricians after reviewing COVID-19 situation in the national capital. In the order, Delhi Disaster Management Authority(DDMA) also allowed inter-state travel of health workers, lab technicians and scientists.

With no COVID-19 positive case in Thiruvananthapuram currently, the city has been removed from the list of hotspots.

In West Bengal, a 69-year-old doctor passed away earlier in the day. He was infected with COVID-19. West Bengal Orthopaedic Association has demanded state honour for him.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will hold a video conference with students who were brought back to their homes from Kota, on Tuesday evening. According to the spokesman, the Chief Minister will enlighten the students about safety protocols prescribed to combat the deadly virus.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh interacted with the heads of Defence Public Sector Units and Ordnance Factory Board via video conferencing. He is reviewing their recent business performance and contribution in India’s fight against the pandemic.

The total number of positive cases in Delhi stands at 3108 now, of which 190 cases were reported yesterday. 877 patients have been cured, while 11 are on ventilator. Death toll stands at 54. The doubling rate of COVID-19 in Delhi is 13 days, said Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain.