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  News   Nation  24 May 2020  Covid-19: Record 6,767 new cases in last 24 hours; death toll rises to 3,867

Covid-19: Record 6,767 new cases in last 24 hours; death toll rises to 3,867

ROZANA SPOKESMAN
Published May 24, 2020, 1:15 pm IST
Updated May 24, 2020, 1:15 pm IST
Covid-19 cases in India saw the biggest spike for the third consecutive day on Sunday with 6,767 new infections reported in the last 24 hour
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New Delhi: Covid-19 cases in India saw the biggest spike for the third consecutive day on Sunday with 6,767 new infections reported in the last 24 hours, taking the nationwide tally to 1, 31,868, while the death toll due to the disease rose to 3,867 after 147 more fatalities, according to the Union Health Ministry.

CoronavirusCoronavirusThe active cases of the coronavirus disease rose to 73,560. While 54,440 people have recovered, one patient has migrated to another country, according to the ministry bulletin.

"Thus, around 41.28 per cent patients have recovered so far," a Health Ministry official said.

The highest number of confirmed cases in the country is from Maharashtra at 47,190 followed by Tamil Nadu at 15,512, Gujarat at 13,664 and Delhi at 12,910.

There are 6,742 coronavirus cases in Rajasthan, 6,371 in Madhya Pradesh and 6,017 in Uttar Pradesh.

CoronavirusCoronavirusAs many as 2,045 people have been infected with the virus in Punjab, 1,959 in Karnataka, 1,813 in Telangana, 1,569 in Jammu and Kashmir and 1,269 in Odisha.

In Haryana, 1,132 people are afflicted with the deadly disease, while Kerala has 795 cases, followed by Jharkhand with 350 and 329 in Assam. As many as 244 cases have been reported in Uttarakhand, Chandigarh has reported 225 cases, while 214 people have tested positive for the virus in Chhattisgarh.

As many as "2,338 cases are being reassigned to states," the ministry said on its website, adding that, "Our figures are being reconciled with the ICMR".

Statewide distribution is subject to further verification and reconciliation, it said.

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