As the country entered phase 4 of lockdown, the number of corona cases are still rising, indicating that the infection remains unabated. Apart from Maharashtra, which reported 2033 cases in the last 24 hours, the number of new cases remained high in Tamil Nadu 536, Gujarat 366, Delhi 299, a slight drop from previous days, Madhya Pradesh 254, Uttar Pradesh 177 and Bihar 103.
Rajasthan and Karnataka registered their highest single-day rise in infections, with 305 and 99 cases, respectively. West Bengal 148, and Jammu and Kashmir 106 were also close to their highest numbers. At 131 deaths in the last 24 hours, the toll remained above 100 for the fourth straight day. Maharashtra recorded the highest 51 deaths, including 23 from Mumbai, while Gujarat reported 35 fatalities, a majority of them from Ahmedabad alone.
The toll was 12 in Delhi, where the death rate is now slowly rising after staying low for a long time. Among Indian cities, Mumbai has recorded the highest number of COVID-related deaths at 757 while Ahmedabad district comes second with 524. When it comes to death rates, Gujarat’s financial capital has double the rate than the Maximum City. Compared to Mumbai’s rate of 3.64%, Ahmedabad recorded 6.22%. In the month of May, the rate reduced in Mumbai but increased to 6.95% in Ahmedabad.
Five doctors and 55 police personnel were among the 106 who tested positive for the virus in Jammu and Kashmir. Four of these doctors had treated a COVID positive woman who died of co-morbidities on Sunday.