The number of Covid-19 victims increases to 1,301; cases amount to 39,980

NEW DELHI: The death toll from Covid-19 rose to 1,301 and the number of cases rose to 39,980 across the country on Sunday, according to the Union health ministry.

The number of active Covid-19 cases was 28,046, while 10,632 people recovered and one patient migrated, the ministry said.

The total number of cases includes 111 foreign citizens.

Of the 1,301 deaths, Maharashtra represents the maximum with 521 deaths, followed by Gujarat (262), Madhya Pradesh (151), Rajasthan (65), Delhi (64), Uttar Pradesh (43) and Andhra Pradesh with 33 each.

The death toll reached 29 in Tamil Nadu, 28 in Telangana, while Karnataka has reported 25 deaths from the disease.

it has recorded 20 deaths from Covid-19, Jammu and Kashmir eight, Kerala, Bihar and Haryana have reported four deaths each. has recorded three COVID-19 deaths.

Meghalaya, Odisha and have reported one death each, according to data from the ministry.