Kerala reported 21,119 new infections, Maharashtra 5,609, followed by Andhra Pradesh (1,461), Tamil Nadu (1,893), Karnataka (1,338), West Bengal (639) and Delhi (52).
From the northeastern states, Assam reported 929 new cases.
As the Covid scenario remains under control, several states/UTs have announced the reopening of schools for offline classes. Schools in Delhi reopened for classes X to XII from Monday. The Maharashtra government has also announced the reopening of physical classes in schools in both rural and urban areas from August 17; Uttar Pradesh to reopen schools for intermediate students from August 16.