Passengers put on gloves prior to joining a queue outside Secunderabad Railway Station before boarding a train to return to their homes after the government eased restrictions as a preventive measure against the COVID-19 coronavirus, in Secunderabad on June 1, 2020. (Photo by NOAH SEELAM / AFP) (Photo by NOAH SEELAM/AFP via Getty Images)

THE death toll due to Covid-19 rose to 5,394 and the number of cases climbed to 1,90,535 in India on Monday (1). The country reported record 230 deaths and 8,392 cases in the past 24 hours, the health ministry said.

India is now seventh among the nations worst hit by the Covid-19 pandemic after the US, Brazil, Russia, the UK, Spain and Italy, according to the WHO coronavirus tracker.

The number of active Covid-19 cases stands at 93,322 while 91,818 people have recovered and one patient has migrated, it said.  The recovery rate is 48.19 per cent so far.

Of the 230 deaths reported since Sunday (3) morning, 89 are in Maharashtra, 57 in Delhi, 31 in Gujarat, 13 in Tamil Nadu, 12 in Uttar Pradesh, eight in West Bengal, seven in Madhya Pradesh, five in Telangana, three in Karnataka, two in Andhra Pradesh and one each in Bihar, Punjab and Rajasthan.

Out of the total 5,394 fatalities, Maharashtra tops tally with 2,286 deaths followed by Gujarat with 1,038 deaths, Delhi (473), Madhya Pradesh (350), West Bengal (317), Uttar Pradesh (213), Rajasthan (194),Tamil Nadu (173), Telangana (82) and Andhra Pradesh (62) deaths.

The death toll has reached 51 in Karnataka and 45 in Punjab.Jammu and Kashmir has reported 28 fatalities due to the disease, Bihar has 21, Haryana has 20 deaths, Kerala has nine while Odisha has reported seven deaths so far.

Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand and Uttarakhand have registered five Covid-19 fatalities each while Chandigarh and Assam have recorded four deaths each so far. Meghalaya  and Chhattisgarh have reported one Covid-19 fatality each, according to the ministry.