However, 57,721 patients have recovered so far, and at least 3,280 corona patients have recovered since Sunday, taking the recovery rate to 41.57 per cent. Maharashtra is worst-hit, with 50,231 cases, and it has almost one-third of cases in the country.
According to the Union Health Ministry, the number of cases in India as of 10 am on May 25 stands at 1,38,845, with 6,977 cases in 24 hours.
In India, the state of Maharashtra continues to report the highest number of cases, followed by Tamil Nadu and Gujarat. While 54,440 people have recovered.
The government officials have said that the time taken in India for the case count to move from 100 to one lakh has been much better at 64 days, which was better than many other badly-hit countries and actually double the time taken in the USA and Spain.
Health officials attributed the spike in cases to the increase in India's testing capacity, which, over the last two months, has increased by 100 times - from 1,000 tests per day in March to 100,000 tests daily this month.
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Monday marks the 62nd straight day of the ongoing lockdown across the country announced by the Centre Government to contain the spread of the pandemic. The last highest jump was of a spike of about 6,767 cases yesterday and of 6,654 cases the day before that and even a jump of 6,088 cases the previous day, thereby marking significant and consecutive highest jumps in the country's COVID-19 tally for the major part of the last week. Kejriwal had said that the government has readied 2,000 beds with oxygen support for COVID-19 patients and in the next few days, the city will have 4,000 beds in Delhi to deal with the severe patients of COVID-19. The number of fatalities in the state increased to 1,635. At least 15 other countries have recorded more deaths than India so far.
The Indian state of Maharashtra, the epicentre of COVID-19 positive cases, is still undecided about allowing air travel. India is consistently reporting more than 6000 cases per day and this is a worrisome update.
The federal civil aviation ministry has also announced to resume the global flight operations before August.
Of the 147 deaths reported since Saturday morning, 60 were in Maharashtra, 27 in Gujarat, 23 in Delhi, nine in Madhya Pradesh, seven in Rajasthan, five in Tamil Nadu, four each in West Bengal and Telangana, three in Uttar Pradesh, and one each in Andhra Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Karnataka, Uttarakhand and Jharkhand.