The novel coronavirus death toll rose to 5,598 in India today with 204 more fatalities, while 8,171 new cases took the number of infections to 1,98,706.
According to Health Ministry, the active cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) climbed to 97,581, while as many as 95,526 people have recovered and one patient has migrated.
Kerala, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Haryana and Karnataka have seen a pickup in activity, based on an analysis of indicators such as power consumption, traffic movement, arrival of farm products at wholesale markets and Google mobility data, Garima Kapoor, an economist at Elara Securities in Mumbai, wrote in a note.
Out of the 204 more deaths since Monday morning, 76 were in Maharashtra, 50 in Delhi, 25 in Gujarat and 11 in Tamil Nadu.
Eight people each died of COVID-19 in West Bengal and Madhya Pradesh, followed by six in Telangana, and four each in Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh.
There were three more fatalities each in Bihar and Jammu and Kashmir, two in Andhra Pradesh, and one each in Haryana, Karnataka, Kerala and Uttarakhand.
In Wuhan over nine million people have been tested in the last few weeks has not registered any asymptomatic case for the first time. According to China’s National Health Commission (NHC), five imported cases and 10 asymptomatic cases were reported in the country on Monday. So far, 371 asymptomatic cases, including 39 from overseas, were still under medical observation.
Passengers began arriving at New Delhi Railway Station earlier this morning, while some of them even slept through the night at the station premises.
Services of 200 passenger trains resumed in the country yesterday.