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Recovery rate rises to 22.17%, Covid cases climb to 28,380

New Delhi: With the rise of 1,463 new positive cases in the last 24 hours, India reported a total of 28,380 cases of COVID-19 on Monday, while the death toll stood at 886 — registering a record increase of 60 new deaths in a day.

With 448 new recoveries in a day, the rate of recovery stood at 22.4 per cent as 6,362 patients were discharged from hospitals.

According to the latest report released by the Health ministry, the number of active COVID-19 cases stood at 21,132, while 6,362 people have recovered.

A total of 60 deaths were reported since Sunday evening, of which 19 fatalities were reported from Maharashtra, 18 from Gujarat, eight from Rajasthan, seven from Madhya Pradesh, two each from Karnataka, West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh, and one each from Punjab and Tamil Nadu.

Meanwhile, the Health ministry stated that 16 districts in the country, which earlier had confirmed cases of COVID-19, have not reported any fresh cases from the last 28 days. In the list, three new districts — Gondia in Maharashtra, Devangere in Karnataka and Lakhisarai in Bihar — have been included.

The districts of Pilibhit (UP) and SBS in Punjab have now shown fresh cases, which earlier did not have any new case in last 28 days. Further, a total of 85 districts from 25 states/UTs have not reported any new cases since the last 14 days.

Of the 886 deaths, Maharashtra tops the tally with 342 fatalities, followed by Gujarat at 151, Madhya Pradesh at 106, Delhi at 54, Rajasthan at 41, and Andhra Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh at 31 each.

The death toll reached 26 in Telangana, 24 in Tamil Nadu while West Bengal and Karnataka have reported 20 deaths each while Punjab has registered 18 fatalities so far.

According to the latest Health ministry data, Maharashtra reported the highest number of confirmed cases at 8,068, followed by Gujarat (3,301), Delhi (2,918), Rajasthan (2,185), Madhya Pradesh (2,168), Uttar Pradesh (1,955) and Tamil Nadu (1,885).

"The stigma related to COVID-19 patients should be addressed through an intensive campaign. We have to understand that there is no risk of transmission from recovered patients. They, in fact, can be a potential source of healing for antibodies using plasma therapy," Lav Agarwal, Joint Secretary, Health ministry told the media in the daily news briefing.

The Health ministry official reiterated that no community or area should be blamed for the spread of the disease and healthcare and sanitation workers should not be attacked as they are helping in bringing the pandemic under control.

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