3,970 new coronavirus case and 103 fatalities in last 24 hrs; India's tally rises to 85,940, death toll at 2,752
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: With 3,970 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, India's tally on Saturday surpassed China's official tally of 82,933 confirmed COVID-19 cases. As per the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the contagious coronavirus has affected 85,940 and claimed the lives of 2,752 in India so far.
The Health Ministry data further says that the recovery rate in India has improved to 35.08 per cent as 30,153 people have been cured and discharged from hospitals.
Maharashtra, which is the worst affected state in India, has reported more than 29,000 coronavirus cases and over 1,000 fatalities while Gujarat has reported almost 10,000 confirmed cases and over 600 deaths. Madhya Pradesh has reported over 4,500 coronavirus cases and 239 deaths while the national capital Delhi has reported almost 9,000 cases and over 120 casualties.
Here's the state-wise report on coronavirus pandemic in India:
|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||1013||513||11|
|Cases being reassigned to states||230|
|Total number of confirmed cases in India||85940||30153||2752|
In wake of the surging coronavirus cases in India, Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on Friday chaired Group of Ministers (GoM) meeting to assess the COVID-19 situation in the state. At the 15th meeting of the GoM, a detailed presentation on the current situation due to the coronavirus outbreak, both globally and in India, was made, according to a Health Ministry statement.
"It was also highlighted that the impact of lockdown was seen on the doubling rate which improved from 3.4 days in the pre-lockdown week to 12.9 days in the last week," the Health Ministry said.
The GoM deliberated on the containment strategy and management of COVID-19, as well as the measures being taken by the Centre and various states. It was informed that "there are 30 municipal areas which constitute 79 per cent of India's caseload", the Health Ministry said in the statement.
At the meeting it was stressed that the focus of COVID-19 management strategy needs to be on the states with the highest number of confirmed cases and fatalities as well as on treatment and case fatality management, for which timely detection and contact tracing were the best way forward, it said.
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