Coronavirus: Kerala remains highest contributor

Corona workers in Kerala

Kerala continues to remain the top contributor in India with 4,602 new coronavirus infections while Maharashtra, the most hit state, reported 3,282 on Sunday.

Kerala added 4,602 new COVID-19 cases and 25 deaths on Sunday, taking the tally to 7.75 lakh and the toll to 3,141, Health Minister K K Shailaja said.

The day also saw 4,668 people getting cured as the total recoveries rose to 7,07,244, while active cases stood at 65,278, she said in a release.

Five states in India have contributed nearly 62% of the country’s active cases of COVID-19, which stands at 254,254, the Union ministry of health and family welfare said. Kerala, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Chhattisgarh, the health ministry said, together contributed 157,106 to the country’s current tally of active cases.

India recorded 16,505 new COVID-19 cases in the 24 hours ending 8 am Monday, taking the total number of infections to over 1.03 crore, the Health Ministry’s data showed.

Active cases further dropped to 2.43 lakh, while recoveries continued to rise and stand at over 99.46 lakh. A total of 214 deaths were reported on Sunday, the toll currently stands at over 1.49 lakh.

More than 84.65 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus globally and 1,838,746 have died, according to a Reuters tally. Infections have been reported in more than 210 countries and territories.