COVID-19 death toll rises to 29 in India, total cases 1,071: Health Ministry

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Even as some of the world's most powerful countries like China, the US, Italy and South Korea are struggling against the COVID-19 onslaught, India's efforts on this front have attracted praise from around the world. (PTI Photo)

Even as some of the world’s most powerful countries like China, the US, Italy and South Korea are struggling against the COVID-19 onslaught, India’s efforts on this front have attracted praise from around the world. (PTI Photo)

The number of COVID-19 cases climbed to 1,071 in India on Monday, while the death toll rose to 29, according to the Union Health Ministry.

The number of active COVID-19 cases stood at 942, while 99 people were either cured or discharged and one had migrated, the ministry stated.

In its updated data at 10.30 am, it said two fresh deaths were reported from Maharashtra.

Thus, Maharashtra has reported the maximum number of deaths (8) so far, followed by Gujarat (5), Karnataka (3), Madhya Pradesh (2), Delhi (2) and Jammu and Kashmir (2).

Kerala, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Bihar, West Bengal, Punjab and Himachal Pradesh have reported a death each.

The total number of cases (1,071) includes 49 foreigners.

(PTI)