The total number of coronavirus cases in India saw a massive surge after hundreds tested positive post attending a religious gathering in Delhi’s Nizamuddin last month.

According to Livemint, a “top health ministry official on Sunday said that the rate of doubling of coronavirus cases in India is at present 4.1 days but if the cases linked to the Tablighi Jamaat congregation would not have happened, it would have been 7.4 days”.

At the time of publishing this article, the total number of novel coronavirus cases in the country jumped to 4,067 after nearly 700 new infections were reported in the past 24 hours. While 291 people have recovered, there have been 109 fatalities. With 690 cases, Maharashtra is the worst affected state with Tamil Nadu and Delhi following behind at 571 and 503 respectively.

Globally, the number of reported coronavirus cases have gone above 1.3 million and the death toll has risen to 70,000 according to data released by Johns Hopkins University. The US is the worst affected country with over 3 lakh cases, with Spain following behind with 1.31 lakh infections.