India recorded 61,408 new cases and 836 deaths due to corona virus on Monday, taking the country’s total tally to 31,06,349. Meanwhile, the number of recoveries came close to the infections at 57,468, taking the recovery rate to more than 75 percent.
It must be noted that this was the deadliest week of the pandemic as the cumulative COVID-19 cases were the highest in the past seven days. At least 4.5 lakh infections and 6,666 deaths were reported across states, and Maharashtra remained the worst-hit of them all.
Maharashtra alone reported 10,441 cases this morning, pushing the state’s total caseload to 6,82,383. Meanwhile, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh were among the tops worst-affected states in the country.