Coronavirus Outbreak | Death toll due to COVID-19 rises to 13 in India; cases soar to 649: Health Ministry
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: The death toll due to the novel coronavirus on Thursday reached 13 after two persons, infected with the virus died in Jammu and Kashmir and Maharashtra, said the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfares on Thursday.
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases have also increased 649 in India, including 47 foreign nationals, the Health Ministry said while adding that 43 people have been cured and discharged from the hospitals.
According to the Health Ministry data, Maharashtra has been the worst affected state in the country with 121 confirmed cases, followed by Kerala with 110 cases. In Maharashtra three people have died from the deadly disease while two deaths have been reported in Gujarat.
Meanwhile, Bihar, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal have reported one death each.
Here’s the state-wise data of the number of coronavirus affected people in India:
|S. No.||Name of State / UT||Total Confirmed cases (Indian National)||Total Confirmed cases ( Foreign National )||Cured/||Death|
|22||Jammu and Kashmir||11||0||1||0|
|Total number of confirmed cases in India||602#||47||43||13|
As the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus increased in India, the government has decided to impose a complete lockdown across the country for 21 days to control the spread of the infection.
The central government has also suspended all domestic airlines, train services and inter-state bus services across the country and is appealing people to avoid all ‘non-essential travel’ to stop the virus from spreading.
The government has also continuously emphasised on ‘social distancing’, saying it is the only way to combat COVID-19 and is urging people not to spread rumours about coronavirus.
The Centre has also urged people not to panic during the lockdown as essential commodities, medicines etc. would be available and has issued detailed guidelines about the restrictions, along with certain exemptions.
The government has said that as per experts, the period of 21 days was important to break the chain of transmission of the COVID-19 virus.
Posted By: Aalok Sensharma