3,561 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours take India's tally to 52,952; death toll nears 1,800
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: With 3,561 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, India's tally is nearing 53,000 with over 1,700 deaths, said the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, adding that 89 fatalities were reported in the same period.
As per the data available at the Health Ministry website, India has reported 52,952 coronavirus cases while 1,783 people have lost their lives because of the deadly virus. There are 35,902 active coronavirus cases in the country while 15,266 people have been cured and discharged from hospitals, said the Health Ministry.
Maharashtra, which is the worst-hit coronavirus state in India, has reported over 16,500 cases and 651 deaths while the tally in Gujarat has reached 6,625 with 396 deaths. In Madhya Pradesh, the virus has infected 3,138 cases with 185 deaths while Delhi, the national capital, has reported 5,532 cases and 65 fatalities.
Here's the state-wise report on coronavirus pandemic in India:
|S. No.||Name of State / UT||Total Confirmed cases (Including 111 foreign Nationals)||Cured/Discharged/||Deaths ( more than 70% cases due to comorbidities )|
|1||Andaman and Nicobar Islands||33||32||0|
|8||Dadar Nagar Haveli||1||0||0|
|14||Jammu and Kashmir||775||322||8|
|Total number of confirmed cases in India||52952||15267||1783|
The number of coronavirus cases are increasing at an alarming rate. Amid this, the lockdown has been extended till May 17. The economic cost of the pandemic also began to hit the people with a sharp increase in fuel prices.
Looking to shore up their dwindling resources, more states announced higher taxes on liquor sales, while Punjab pegged its overall revenue loss for the month of April at 88 per cent due to all its tax revenues having dried up and only 1.5 per cent the industry being operational.
Industry sources in various parts of the country said they were wary of opening their plants and offices due to concerns over movement of their staff, suppliers, transporters and vendors till the nationwide lockdown, which has been in force since March 25, gets completely lifted.
While announcing the third phase of the lockdown till May 17, the government had given several relaxations for getting industrial and agricultural activities restarted, but only a few companies, especially in the manufacturing sector, have resumed their operations and that too in a limited way mostly.
(With PTI inputs)
Posted By: Aalok Sensharma