The death toll due to COVID-19 rose to 2,293 and the numberof cases climbed to 70,756in the country on Tuesday, registering an increase of87 fatalities and 3,604 cases in the last 24 hours since Monday 8 am, accordingto the Union health ministry.
The number of active COVID-19 cases in the country stood at46,008, while 22,454 people have recovered and one patient has migrated, theministry said.
"Thus, around 31.73 per cent patients have recovered sofar," a senior health ministry official said.
A total of 87 deaths were reported since Monday morning —36 in Maharashtra, 20 in Gujarat, six each in Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu,Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh, five in West Bengal and one each in Haryana andJammu and Kashmir.
Of the 2,293 deaths, Maharashtra accounts for the highestnumber of fatalities at 868, followed by Gujarat (513), Madhya Pradesh (221),West Bengal (190), Rajasthan (113), Uttar Pradesh (80), Delhi (73), Tamil Nadu(53) and Andhra Pradesh (45).
The death toll climbed to 31 in Karnataka as well as inPunjab.
Telangana has reported 30 fatalities due to the respiratorydisease, Haryana 11, Jammu and Kashmir 10, Bihar six and Kerala four.
Jharkhand and Odisha have recorded three COVID-19 fatalitieseach, while Himachal Pradesh, Assam and Chandigarh have reported two deathseach.
Meghalaya and Uttarakhand have reported a fatality each,according to the ministry data.
According to the health ministry's website, more than 70 percent of the deaths are due to comorbidities.
The total figure of70,756 includes foreign nationals.
According to the health ministry data updated in themorning, the highest number of 23,401 confirmed cases is from Maharashtra,followed by Gujarat (8,541), Tamil Nadu (8,002), Delhi (7,233), Rajasthan(3,988), Madhya Pradesh (3,785) and Uttar Pradesh (3,573).
The number of COVID-19 cases has gone up to 2,063 in WestBengal, 2,018 in Andhra Pradesh and 1,877 in Punjab.
It has risen to 1,275 in Telangana, 879 in Jammu andKashmir, 862 in Karnataka, 747 in Bihar and 730 in Haryana.
Kerala has reported 519 coronavirus cases so far, whileOdisha has 414 cases. A total of 174 people have been infected with the virusin Chandigarh and 160 in Jharkhand.
Tripura has reported 152 cases, Uttarakhand 68, Assam 65,Chhattisgarh and Himachal Pradesh have 55 cases each and Ladakh has registered42 coronavirus cases so far.
Thirty-three COVID-19 cases have been reported from theAndaman and Nicobar Islands.
Meghalaya has registered 13 cases, Puducherry 12 and Goaseven.
Manipur has two cases, while Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh andDadra and Nagar Haveli have reported a case each.
"Our figures are being reconciled with the ICMR,"the ministry said on its website.
State-wise distribution is subject to further verificationand reconciliation, it added.