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. 

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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
2 Andhra Pradesh 2307 1252 48
3 Arunachal Pradesh 1 1 0
4 Assam 90 41 2
5 Bihar 1018 438 7
6 Chandigarh 191 37 3
7 Chhattisgarh 66 56 0
8 Dadar Nagar Haveli 1 0 0
9 Delhi 8895 3518 123
10 Goa 15 7 0
11 Gujarat 9931 4035 606
12 Haryana 818 439 11
13 Himachal Pradesh 76 39 3
14 Jammu and Kashmir 1013 513 11
15 Jharkhand 203 87 3
16 Karnataka 1056 480 36
17 Kerala 576 492 4
18 Ladakh 43 22 0
19 Madhya Pradesh 4595 2283 239
20 Maharashtra 29100 6564 1068
21 Manipur 3 2 0
22 Meghalaya 13 11 1
23 Mizoram 1 1 0
24 Odisha 672 166 3
25 Puducherry 13 9 1
26 Punjab 1935 305 32
27 Rajasthan 4727 2677 125
28 Tamil Nadu 10108 2599 71
29 Telengana 1454 959 34
30 Tripura 156 42 0
31 Uttarakhand 82 51 1
32 Uttar Pradesh 4057 2165 95
33 West Bengal 2461 829 225
  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.  

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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.

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma