The highest number of victims in a single day out of 27 brings the Indian crown toll to 124

NEW DELHI: The death toll in India crossed the 100 mark and reached 124 on Sunday night after registering 27 recent deaths, the highest number of casualties in a single day since the outbreak, in the past 24 hours. With 13 deaths, the number of victims, the most affected state, was 45, which is 36% of the nation's victims.

For the fourth consecutive day on Sunday, India recorded an increase of more than 500 cases. With 553 news cases, the total number of cases has crossed the 4000 mark at 4218. Maharashtra tops the list with 748 cases, of which 113 were reported on Sunday. Mumbai is the most affected with 30 of the 45 deaths in Maharashtra coming from there.

Mumbai also represents 60% or 458 cases in the state. It also recorded eight new deaths, most of which were over the age of 55 and had underlying health conditions. After Maharashtra, it reported the highest number of positive cases, 86, bringing the total to 571. Delhi continues to be the third most affected state with 58 new cases on Sunday, bringing the total to 503.

Although the figure collected in different states is 124, the Ministry of Health has confirmed only 84 deaths and 3,577 positive cases. Lav Agarwal, joint secretary of the ministry of health, said the duplication rate for Covid-19 cases is currently 4.1 days. If the absence of a sudden outbreak in cases due to delegates testing positive, this would have been 7.4 days.