Jaipur: India on April 3 recorded its single-largest spike in COVID-19 cases with as many as 575 people testing positive for the infection, said the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR). The number of confirmed cases has now surged past 2,500 and includes 71 deaths and 194 recoveries in India.

A 60-year-old coronavirus positive woman having no travel history died at a hospital in Rajasthan’s Bikaner on Saturday as the state reported
12 fresh positive cases, taking the tally to 191, an official said.

Of the new cases, eight can be linked to the Tablighi Jamaat congregation in Delhi in mid-March, he said.

"A 60-year-old woman admitted at a government hospital (PBM Hospital) at Bikaner for the last four days died today. She had no travel history. She was handicapped and on ventilator," additional chief secretary (health) Rohit Kumar Singh said.

He said that out of eight Tablighi Jamaat-linked cases, six are from Jhunjhunu and two from Churu district.

Of the rest four, three are from Banswara and one from Bhilwara. The three in Banswara include two who had initially tested negative, but whose test results returned positive on Saturday, he said.

In Bhilwara, an OPD patient at a private hospital, where doctors and nursing staff were found coronavirus positive earlier, has also been
confirmed positive, Singh said.

The total number of coronavirus positive cases has risen to 191 in the state, the official said.

The entire state has been in a lockdown since March 22 and massive survey and screening are underway to trace possible infected people.

Meanwhile, 25 more coronavirus positive cases were confirmed in Agra, taking the total number of cases to 45 in the district, said Agra district magistrate Prabhu N Singh.