India sees single-day rise of 39,070 covid cases, 491 deaths

New Delhi, August 09 (KMS): India recorded a single-day coronavirus rise of 39,070 cases, taking the infection tally to 3,19,69,588, while the death count climbed to 4,28,339 with 491 fresh fatalities.

The southern state has reported a marginal increase in the number of cases over the previous week.

With 39,070 people testing positive for coronavirus infection, according to the Indian health ministry data updated on Sunday.

The 491 new fatalities include 139 from Kerala and 128 from Maharashtra.

A total of4,28,339 deaths have been reported so far including 1,33,845 from Maharashtra, 36,773 from Karnataka, 34,289 from Tamil Nadu, 25,066 from Delhi, 22,773 from Uttar Pradesh, 18,217 from West Bengal and 17,654 from Kerala.

The health ministry stressed that more than 70 per cent of the deaths occurred due to comorbidities.

Meanwhile, a total of 45 cases of the Delta plus variant of coronavirus have been reported in Maharashtra during genome sequencing, the state health department said on Sunday, adding one patient had died. KMS-8R