3,525 new COVID-19 cases in last 24 hrs take India’s tally to 74,281; death toll mounts to 2,415
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: With a spike of 3,525 new infections recorded in the last 24 hours, India’s tally of total coronavirus positive cases reached 74,281, while the death toll also increased to 2,415, with 122 new deaths reported in the country in a span of 24 hours, according to the data provided by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Wednesday morning.
Of the total, 74,281 cases, 47,480 are active cases, while 24,386 people have been cured of the deadly virus and have been discharged from the hospitals from across the country.
Among the Indian states, Maharashtra remains to be the worst-hit state with over 24,000 cases and 921 deaths, followed by Gujarat, which has reported 8,903 cases of coronavirus cases so far, while 537 people have lost their life to the deadly infection in the state.
New entry in top list, Tamil Nadu became the third worst-hit Indian state after sudden spike in cases in the past few days taking the state’s tally to 8,718 with 61 deaths. Meanwhile, the national capital is fourth on the list of most effected states, with 7,639 cases and 86 deaths.
Here is the state-wise break-up of coronavirus cases and deaths in the country:
|S. No.||Name of State / UT||Total Confirmed cases*||Cured/Discharged/Migrated||Deaths**|
|1||Andaman and Nicobar Islands||33||33||0|
|8||Dadar Nagar Haveli||1||0||0|
|14||Jammu and Kashmir||934||455||10|
|Total number of confirmed cases in India||74281#||24386||2415|
Meanwhile, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) yesterday said that, it is, in collaboration with other key stakeholders is conducting a population-based sero survey to estimate the prevalence of coronavirus infection among the Indian population.
According to an expert associated with the survey, the exercise can help to ascertain if there has been community transmission of the respiratory disease in these areas.
The survey would be conducted in 69 districts of 21 states and Union Territories, the apex health research body said in a statement on Tuesday. Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal, Assam and Bihar are some of the states where the survey would be conducted.
The household level cross-sectional survey will cover 24,000 adults distributed equally across four strata of districts categorised on the basis of COVID-19 cases, the ICMR said in a statement.
(With PTI Inputs)
Posted By: Talib Khan