Covid-19 cases in India near 13,000-mark: 420 deaths reported

Covid-19 cases in India near 13,000-mark: 420 deaths reported :- According to the Union Health Ministry, the death toll due to the novel coronavirus rose to 420 with 28 fatalities reported since Wednesday evening, while the number of cases saw a jump of 826 to go up to 12,759 cases on Thursday. It further said that the number of active COVID-19 cases stood at 10,824 while as many as 1,514 people have been cured and discharged, and one has migrated. The total number of cases includes 76 foreign nationals as well.

Indian municipal workers disinfect an area during lockdown to prevent the spread of new coronavirus in Jammu, India, Thursday, April 16, 2020. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday extended the world’s largest coronavirus lockdown to head off the epidemic’s peak, with officials racing to make up for lost time. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)

Covid-19 cases in India near 13,000-mark: 420 deaths reported

Maharashtra stands at the top spot with 2,919 cases followed by Delhi at 1,578, Tamil Nadu at 1,242, Madhya Pradesh at 1,120, Rajasthan at 1,023, Gujarat at 871, Uttar Pradesh at 773, Telangana at 698 and Andhra Pradesh at 534.

The number of novel coronavirus cases has risen to 315 in Karnataka, 300 in Jammu and Kashmir, 231 in West Bengal, 205 in Haryana, 186 in Punjab, 74 in Bihar and 60 in Odisha. 37 people were infected with the virus in Uttarakhand followed by Himachal Pradesh with 35 cases, and Assam and Chhattisgarh with 33 cases each.

Jharkhand has seen 28 cases, Chandigarh has 21 cases Ladakh has 17, Andaman and Nicobar Islands has 11, while Meghalaya, Goa, and Puducherry have reported 7 COVID-19 infections each. Manipur and Tripura have 2 cases each, while Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh have reported 1 case each.

Twenty-eight deaths have been reported since Wednesday evening, of which nine were reported from Maharashtra, six from Gujarat, five from Andhra Pradesh, and two each from Delhi, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh.

Of the total 420 deaths, Maharashtra tops the tally with 187 fatalities, followed by Madhya Pradesh at 53, Gujarat 36, Delhi 32 and Telangana 18.

Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh have reported 14 deaths each while Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Karnataka 13 deaths each.

West Bengal has reported 7 COVID-19 fatalities, while Jharkhand has reported 2 deaths.

4 persons have lost their lives in Jammu and Kashmir while Kerala, Haryana, and Rajasthan have recorded 3 deaths each.

Meghalaya, Bihar, Himachal Pradesh, Odisha, and Assam have reported 1 fatality each, according to health ministry data.

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