New Delhi, May 11: The biggest single-day jump in the number of coronavirus patients was reported in India with 4,213 cases in the past 24 hours, country’s COVID-19 count reached 67,152 on Monday.
The number of active cases in the country rose to 44,029, while 20,916 patients have been cured and discharged and one has migrated, according to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
The number of deaths in the country due to the infection reached 2,206 on Sunday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold a meeting with chief ministers this afternoon to discuss the shutdown. The meeting will be the fifth since the lockdown to stop the spread of the coronavirus started on March 25. States are likely to discuss the ways to start the economy.
Maharashtra, with 22,171 confirmed cases is the worst-affected due to the infection so far and is followed by Gujarat with 8,194 cases. Tamil Nadu surpassed the national capital in total coronavirus cases numbers. Delhi has 6,923 reported cases while Tamil Nadu has 7,204 confirmed cases.
Maximum deaths due to coronavirus have so far been recorded in Maharashtra (832), followed by Gujarat which has toll of 493.
India is set to restart limited passenger train service from tomorrow; online bookings start today. The move comes days before the third phase of nationwide lockdown ends on May 17.