The Union Health Ministry on Tuesday said the COVID-19 tally in India surged past 70,000 cases with 3,604 new cases reported in the last 24 hours.
The total number of cases now stand at 70,756. Of the totalcases, 46,008 are active and 2,293 are fatalities so far while at least 22,454people have recovered from the disease.
In Maharashtra, the Covid-19 cases climbed to 22,171,followed by Gujarat that has 8,194 cases and Tamil Nadu reporting 7,204 casesso far.
Maharashtra has also reported the highest number of deaths,at least 868, which is followed by Gujarat (513) and Madhya Pradesh (221).
At least 7,233 people in the national capital have beeninfected with the highly contagious Coronavirus.
Other states which have reported more than 3,000 cases areTamil Nadu (8,002), Rajasthan (3,988), Madhya Pradesh(3,785) and Uttar Pradesh(3,573). Other major states and Union Territories that have reported more than1,000 cases, are Andhra Pradesh (2,018), West Bengal (2,063), Punjab (1,877)and Telangana (1,275).
Among other major states and UTs that have reported asignificant number of cases are, Bihar (747), Haryana (730), Jammu and Kashmir(879), Karnataka (862), Kerala (519), Odisha (414), Tripura (152) andChandigarh (174).
States/UTs that have zero coronavirus cases are ArunachalPradesh, Goa, Manipur, Mizoram and Andaman and Nicobar Islands. All individualshave been cured in these states/UTs and no casualty has been reported from hereso far.
Meanwhile, the global number of coronavirus cases hassurpassed the 4.1 million mark, while the death toll stood at 285,971,according to the Johns Hopkins University.
On Tuesday morning, the total number of cases increased to4,175,284, the latest update by the University's Center for Systems Science andEngineering (CSSE) revealed in its latest update.
The US accounted for the world's highest number of cases at1,347,388. This was followed by Spain (227,436), the UK (224,332), Russia(221,344), Italy (219,814), France (177,547), Germany (172,576), Brazil(169,143), Turkey (139,771) and Iran (109,286).
Of the total 285,971 global COVID-19 deaths, the US leadsthe world tally with 80,397 fatalities, according to the CSSE.
The other countries with over 10,000 deaths are the UK (32,141), Italy (30,739), Spain (26,744), France (26,646) and Brazil (11,625).