India registers single-largest spike of new Covid-19 cases in 24 hours

India has registered its single largest spike in 24 hours with 5,242 new COVID-19 positive cases, according to an update from the Union Health Ministry today. The death toll in the past 24 hours is 157.

With this, the total number of cases in the country is now 96,169, according to Union Ministry data. Of this, 56,316 are active cases. As many as 3,029 people have succumbed to the infection while 36,823 people have been cured.

The Centre on Sunday extended the nationwide lockdown till May 31 to keep a check on the spread of Covid-19 which has infected over 90,000 people across India. The Union home ministry has issued guidelines listing the dos and don’ts during the lockdown 4.0.

China has reported 25 new Covid-19 patients, health officials said on Monday, as 14 asymptomatic cases were detected in Wuhan, taking the number of such infections in the city to 337, the highest in the country. The death toll in China remained at 4,634 on Sunday with no new fatalities reported

Now, power has been given to the state governments to mark Red Zone, Green Zone and Orange Zone. Several states including Delhi will announce its lockdown measures today. Delhi metro and flights won’t be run, as per the Central lockdown 4.0 guidelines.

Maharashtra became the first state to register over 2,000 cases in a day. Mumbai alone accounted for 1,500 cases on Sunday. The state had a record number of coronavirus infections at 33,053. The number of fatalities also increased to 1,198.

After Maharashtra, Delhi, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu also saw high number new cases on Sunday. Tamil Nadu recorded over 600 fresh cases in last 24 hours. The total number of coronavirus patients in the state stood at 11,224.