In the sharpest spike in deaths and positive cases, India has recorded 195 new fatalities in the last 24 hours, taking the total casualties due to novel Coronavirus to 1,568.
With 3,900 testing positive for COVID-19, the country’s total number of cases has climbed to 46,433, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
The massive spike, almost three times the number of deaths and cases when compared to 24 hours, comes on a day when the Ministry of Home Affairs had eased restrictions, allowing some shops to open and people to move around.
According to the latest figures released by the government, 12,727 patients in the country have been cured and discharged, or have migrated, as of Tuesday morning. There are 32,138 active cases in the country at the moment.
Maharashtra, with 14,541 cases, is the worst-affected state, while Gujarat, with 5,804 cases, is second on the list.