COVID-19 Updates: Maharashtra reports 37,236 new cases, lowest since March

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MUMBAI, INDIA - MAY 8: Healthcare worker collects swab samples of passengers arriving from outstation trains at Dadar station, on May 8, 2021 in Mumbai, India. (Photo by Pratik Chorge/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
MUMBAI, INDIA - MAY 8: Healthcare worker collects swab samples of passengers arriving from outstation trains at Dadar station, on May 8, 2021 in Mumbai, India. (Photo by Pratik Chorge/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

India witnessed a single-day rise of 3,66,161 COVID-19 cases on Monday, which pushed its tally to 2,26,62,575. The death toll due to the viral disease climbed to 2,46,116 with 3,754 more fatalities. All central and state government hospitals managing COVID patients have been directed to ensure that no patient is refused admission due to lack of a valid identity card and a positive test report for coronavirus, the Centre has told the Supreme Court.

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The 3,754 new fatalities include 572 from Maharashtra, 490 from Karnataka, 294 from Uttar Pradesh, 273 from Delhi, 236 from Tamil Nadu, 191 from Punjab, 189 from Chhattisgarh, 180 from Uttarakhand, 159 from Rajasthan, 151 from Haryana, 124 from West Bengal and 121 from Gujarat.

Of the total 2,46,116 deaths caused by the viral disease, 75,849 were reported from Maharashtra, 19,344 from Delhi, 18,776 from Karnataka, 15,648 from Tamil Nadu, 15,464 from Uttar Pradesh, 12,327 from West Bengal, 10,570 from Chhattisgarh and 10,506 from Punjab.

Hitting out at the Centre, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said the government's 'repeated chest-thumping' at receiving foreign aid to tackle the COVID-19 crisis in the country is pathetic and had it done its job, it would not have come to this.

As India reels under a calamitous second wave of the coronavirus infection, it has received large amounts of medical supplies from a significant number of countries, including the US, Russia, France, Germany, the UK, Ireland, Belgium, Romania, Singapore, Sweden and Kuwait.

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