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.  

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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
2 Andhra Pradesh 2090 1056 46
3 Arunachal Pradesh 1 1 0
4 Assam 65 39 2
5 Bihar 831 383 6
6 Chandigarh 187 28 3
7 Chhattisgarh 59 54 0
8 Dadar Nagar Haveli 1 0 0
9 Delhi 7639 2512 86
10 Goa 7 7 0
11 Gujarat 8903 3246 537
12 Haryana 780 342 11
13 Himachal Pradesh 65 39 2
14 Jammu and Kashmir 934 455 10
15 Jharkhand 172 79 3
16 Karnataka 925 433 31
17 Kerala 524 489 4
18 Ladakh 42 21 0
19 Madhya Pradesh 3986 1860 225
20 Maharashtra 24427 5125 921
21 Manipur 2 2 0
22 Meghalaya 13 10 1
23 Mizoram 1 1 0
24 Odisha 437 116 3
25 Puducherry 13 9 1
26 Punjab 1914 171 32
27 Rajasthan 4126 2378 117
28 Tamil Nadu 8718 2134 61
29 Telengana 1326 830 32
30 Tripura 154 2 0
31 Uttarakhand 69 46 1
32 Uttar Pradesh 3664 1873 82
33 West Bengal 2173 612 198
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.

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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