As the Counting of votes to the legislative assemblies of four states and a Union Territory happened on Sunday, West Bengal and Tamil Nadu reported their highest single-day rise of Coronavirus infections.
While Bengal logged 17,515 new infections, Tamil Nadu reported 20,768 new cases on the day when the counting of votes for the Assembly elections was conducted
As per the state health department reports, Bengal's Covid-19 tally has risen to 8,63,393 and the death toll in the state climbed to 11,539 with 92 more fatalities.
Also, 15,587 people were recovered in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of recoveries to 7,33,359, and the discharge rate of COVID patients is at 84.94 per cent.
West Bengal now has 1,18,495 active cases, a health ministry bulletin stated, adding, 56,209 samples were tested since Saturday.
In Tamil Nadu, where the situation is even worse, an addition of 20, 768 new cases have pushed the covid-19 caseload to 12,07,112 while the death toll rose to 14,346 with 153 fatalities.
According to the state health department, recoveries mounted to 10,72,322 Sunday with 17,576 patients being discharged, leaving 1,20,444 active cases.
The number of samples tested stood at 1,43,083, pushing the cumulative number of specimens examined so far to 2,29,56,942.
Tamil Nadu had breached the 10,000 cases mark on April 18, by adding 10,723 new infections.
The State capital constituted the major chunk of new cases accounting for 6,078 on Sunday, aggregating to 3,45,966 to date.
The metropolis also leads in the number of fatalities with 4,820 deaths.