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New Delhi, May 25, 2020
India today reported 154 more deaths due to coronavirus (COVID-19), raising the toll to 4,021, even as the total number of cases rose to 138,845 with 6,977 new cases of infection recorded during the past 24 hours -- the most in a single day so far.
This is the fourth consecutive day that the country has recorded in excess of 6,000 new cases of infection after adding more than 5,600 cases each in the previous two days.
Figures released by the Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare this morning showed that Maharashtra, the worst-hit state, accounted for 58 of the 154 new deaths, followed by 30 in Delhi, 29 in Gujarat, nine in Madhya Pradesh, eight in Tamil Nadu, six in Uttar Pradesh, four in Telangana, three each in Rajasthan and West Bengal, two in Bihar and one each in Punjab and Uttarakhand.
In Maharashtra, the death toll has risen to 1,635 while the state recorded its highest single-day rise of 3,041 new infections on Sunday, taking the total so far to 50,231.
As many as 39 of the 59 new deaths in Maharashtra were recorded in Mumbai, the worst-affected city in India, where the toll has now risen to 988. The total number of COVID-19-positive cases in the metropolis has gone up to 30,542 with 1,725 new cases on Sunday.
Of the total 4,021 deaths in India so far, Maharashtra accounted for the highest number at 1,635, followed by 858 in Gujarat, 290 in Madhya Pradesh, 272 in West Bengal, 261 in Delhi, 163 in Rajasthan, 161 in Uttar Pradesh, 111 in Tamil Nadu, 56 in Andhra Pradesh, 53 in Telangana, 42 in Karnataka, 40 in Punjab, 21 in Jammu & Kashmir, 16 in Haryana, 13 in Bihar, seven in Odisha, four each in Assam, Jharkhand and Kerala, three each in Chandigarh, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand, and one in Meghalaya.
The total of 1,38,845 cases so far includes those who have died as well as 57,721 patients who have recovered, which means that the number of active cases in the country stood at 77,103 as of this morning, up 3,543 in the past 24 hours.
The number of patients who have recovered has gone up by 3,280 in the past 24 hours and the recovery rate is now 41.57%.
Of the total of 1,38,845 cases so far, Maharashtra accounted for the highest at 50,231, followed by 16,277 in Tamil Nadu, 14,056 in Gujarat, 13,418 in Delhi, 7,028 in Rajasthan, 6,665 in Madhya Pradesh, 6,268 in Uttar Pradesh, 3,667 in West Bengal, 2,823 in Andhra Pradesh, 2,587 in Bihar, 2,089 in Karnataka, 2,060 in Punjab, 1,854 in Telangana, 1,621 in Jammu and Kashmir, 1,336 in Odisha, 1,184 in Haryana, 847 in Kerala, 378 in Assam, 370 in Jharkhand, 317 in Uttarakhand, 252 in Chhattisgarh, 238 in Chandigarh, 203 in Himachal Pradesh, 191 in Tripura, 66 in Goa, 52 in Ladakh, 33 in Andaman & Nicobar Islands, 32 in Manipur, 41 in Puducherry, 14 in Meghalaya, two in Dadra & Nagar Haveli, and one each in Arunachal Pradesh and Mizoram as well as the first case in Sikkim.
The Ministry said 2,642 cases were being re-assigned to various states.