New Delhi: With a surge of 4,987 new cases and 120 new fatalities, the total tally of novel Coronavirus cases in India stood at 90,927 on Sunday, the Union Health Ministry said.
The number of active COVID-19 cases stood at 53,946, while 34,108 people have recovered and one patient has migrated, the ministry said.
"Thus, around 37.51 per cent patients have recovered so far," a senior health ministry official said.
#COVID19 update by Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare as on May 17 (8 AM)
4987 new cases & 120 deaths in last 24 hours
— OTV (@otvnews) May 17, 2020
Of the 120 deaths reported since Saturday 8 am, 67 were in Maharashtra, 19 in Gujarat, nine in Uttar Pradesh, seven in West Bengal, six in Delhi, four in Madhya Pradesh, three in Tamil Nadu and two in Haryana and one each from Andhra Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and Rajasthan.
Of the total 2,872 fatalities, Maharashtra tops the tally with 1,135 deceased, Gujarat comes second with 625, followed by Madhya Pradesh at 243, West Bengal at 232, Delhi at 129, Rajasthan at 126, Uttar Pradesh at 104, Tamil Nadu at 74 and Andhra Pradesh at 49.
The death toll reached 36 in Karnataka, 34 Telangana and 32 in Punjab.
Haryana has reported 13 fatalities due to the disease, Jammu and Kashmir has 12 deaths while Bihar has registered seven, and Kerala has reported four deaths.
Jharkhand, Chandigarh, Himachal Pradesh have recorded three COVID-19 fatalities each while Assam has reported two deaths.
Meghalaya, Uttarakhand and Puducherry have reported one fatality each, according to the ministry data. According to the ministry's website, more than 70 per cent of the deaths are due to co-morbidities.
(With Agency Inputs)