Odishatv Bureau

New Delhi: Indian has reported a spike in the number of COVID-19 cases with 1990 new positive cases and 49 deaths in the last 24 hours, informed Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Department.

The number of active COVID-19 cases now stood at 26,496 including 19868 active cases, 5804 cured/discharged/ migrated and 824 deaths, the ministry said

"The total number includes 111 foreign nationals," said the Health Ministry.

The state of Maharashtra remains the worst hit with 7628 cases and 323 fatalities, which is followed by Gujarat 3071 and 133 deaths and Delhi with 2,625 and 54 casualties according to the Health Ministry data.

COVID-19 cases spiked up to 2,083 in Rajasthan and 2,096 in Madhya Pradesh.

States, where the cases crossed 1,000 mark, are Tamil Nadu (1,821), Uttar Pradesh (1,793), and Andhra Pradesh (1,061).

Other states and UTs that have reported cases of novel coronavirus are, West Bengal (611), Telangana (991), Punjab (298), Karnataka (500), Jammu and Kashmir (494), Kerala (457), Haryana (289), Bihar (243), Andaman and Nicobar Islands (33), Chandigarh (28), Chhattisgarh (37), Jharkhand (67), Ladakh (20), Odisha (94), Puducherry (7), Himachal Pradesh (40) and Uttarakhand (48).

In the northeast region of the country Assam reported the most number of cases-36, followed by Meghalaya which has 12 cases. Manipur and Tripura have two cases each while Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh have reported one case each.

"Goa had reported seven cases but all individuals recovered and discharged from the hospital and no new case has been reported so far," said the Health Ministry.

(With IANS inputs)