Coronavirus cases in India rise to 2,56,611, Death toll at 7,135

India’s COVID-19 cases has risen to 2,56,611 with 7,135 fatalities. There are 1,25,381 active cases while 1,24,094 have been cured/discharged, the Health Ministry said on Monday.

Maharashtra remains the worst affected state in the country. The total number of COVID-19 cases has jumped to 85,975 with 3,060 fatalities, according to Health Ministry.

Tamil Nadu continues to be the second-worst hit state with 31,667 Covid-19 cases and 269 deaths, followed by Delhi with 27,654 cases and 761 deaths, Gujarat – 20,070 cases and 1,249 fatalities.

A total of 47,74,434 samples have been tested as on June 8, of which 1,08,048 samples have been tested in last 24 hours, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said.

Several religious places across the country reopened today after being shut for over two months due to COVID-19 lockdown.