India's Covid death count increases by 120, a record jump of nearly 5,000 new cases

NEW DELHI: The number of deaths from Covid-19 rose to 2,872 and the total number of positive cases rose to 90,927 on Sunday, registering an increase of 120 deaths and a record jump of 4,987 cases in 24 hours, from 8 am on Saturday , according to the Union Ministry of Health.

The number of active Covid-19 cases was 53,946, while 34,108 people recovered and one patient migrated, the ministry said.

Thus, about 37.51 percent of patients have recovered so far, said a senior health ministry official.

The total of confirmed cases also includes foreign citizens.

Of the 120 deaths reported from Saturday at 8 a.m., 67 were in Maharashtra, 19 in Gujarat, nine in Uttar Pradesh, seven in, six in Delhi, four in Madhya Pradesh, three in Tamil Nadu and two in Haryana and one from Andhra Pradesh. , Jammu and Kashmir and Rajasthan.

Of the total 2,872 deaths, Maharashtra tops the count with 1,135 deaths, Gujarat is second with 625, followed by Madhya Pradesh at 243, West Bengal at 232, Delhi at 129, Rajasthan at 126, Uttar Pradesh at 104, Tamil Nadu at 74 and Andhra Pradesh at 49.

The death toll reached 36 inches, 34 Telangana and 32 inches.

Haryana has reported 13 deaths from the disease, Jammu and Kashmir have 12 deaths, while Bihar has recorded seven and Kerala has reported four deaths.

Jharkhand, Chandigarh, Himachal Pradesh and Odisha have recorded three Covid-19 deaths each, while two deaths have been reported.

Meghalaya, Uttarakhand and Puducherry have each reported one death, according to ministry data.

According to the ministry's website, more than 70 percent of deaths are due to comorbidities.