In India, death toll rises to 111, number of Covid-19 cases climbs to 4,281

In India, death toll rises to 111, number of Covid-19 cases climbs to 4,281

The death toll due to the novel coronavirus rose to 111 and the total number of COVID-19 infections climbed to 4,281 in India on Monday. As many as 704 cases were recorded in 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry said. The ministry added that the active cases in the country stood at 3,851, while 318 people were either cured or discharged and one had migrated.

As of 6 pm on Monday, 28 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours -- 21 from Maharashtra, two each from Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu, and one each from Punjab, Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh. The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said 1,01,068 samples have been tested till 9 pm on Monday.

Maharashtra has reported the most coronavirus deaths at 45, followed by Gujarat (12), Madhya Pradesh (9), Telangana (7), Delhi (7), Punjab (6) and Tamil Nadu (5). Karnataka has reported four deaths, while West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh have recorded three fatalities each. Two deaths each have been reported from Jammu and Kashmir and Kerala. Bihar, Himachal Pradesh and Haryana have reported a fatality each, according to the data.

According to Health Ministry, the highest number of confirmed cases are from Maharashtra (748), followed by Tamil Nadu at 571 and Delhi with 523 cases. Cases in Telangana have gone up to 321, in Kerala to 314, in Uttar Pradesh to 305, while the number of cases has gone up to 274 in Rajasthan. There are 226 cases in Andhra Pradesh. Covid-19 cases have risen to 165 in Madhya Pradesh, 151 in Karnataka, followed by 144 in Gujarat.