With the highest single-day spike of 15,413 COVID-19 cases recorded in the last 24 hours, India`s coronavirus count stood at 4,10,461 on Sunday, said the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry. India is the fourth worst-hit nation by the pandemic after the US, Brazil and Russia. According to the Johns Hopkins University. Of the total 13,254 deaths, Maharashtra accounted for the highest 5,984 fatalities, followed by Delhi with 2,112 deaths, Gujarat with 1,638, Tamil Nadu with 704, West Bengal with 540, Madhya Pradesh with 501, Uttar Pradesh with 507, Rajasthan with 337 and Telangana with 203 deaths.
More than 70 per cent deaths took place due to comorbidities, the ministry said. Maharashtra has reported the maximum number of cases at 1,28,205, followed by Tamil Nadu at 56,845, Delhi at 56,746, Gujarat at 26,680, Uttar Pradesh at 16,594, Rajasthan at 14,536 and West Bengal at 13,531, according to the Health Ministry’s data. Notably, there is a steady rise in cases for the last nine days, when India crossed over 10,000 cases each day.