Coronavirus Outbreak: Number of confirmed cases rise to 1251 with 32 deaths in India | Check state-wise count here
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: The number of total confirmed cases of coronavirus in India stood at 1251 on Tuesday with 32 deaths being reported so far in the country, according the data compiled by the Union Health Ministry.
Meanwhile, several new cases were reported from different parts of the country including Maharashtra, Jammu and Kashmir, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Delhi among others. In Maharashtra, where the number of confirmed is the highest in the country, the toll reached 225 on Tuesday with 5 new cases being reported today.
Meanwhile, with 17 new cases in Indore the toll reached 44 on Tuesday, while in Karnataka the number of positive cases reached 98 with 10 new cases reported in last 12 hours. In Delhi, 24 people have been tested positive who attended a religious event organised at the Nizamuddin Markaz, earlier this month.
Here is the state-wise count of the coronavirus cases in India:
|S. No.||Name of State / UT||Total Confirmed cases *||Cured/
|2||Andaman and Nicobar Islands||9||0||0|
|11||Jammu and Kashmir||48||2||2|
|Total number of confirmed cases in India||1251#||102||32|
Meanwhile, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Tuesday reviewed the COVID-19 sampling and testing strategy and said all efforts should be made to procure testing kits immediately for supply to laboratories.
The minister directed officials to ensure states have all the required facilities and do not face shortage of testing kits, reagents or equipment. Extra support will be given to states and union territories that do not have laboratories and testing facilities as well as to North Eastern states and the UT of Ladakh, the health ministry said in a statement.
There should be no comprise in the quality of testing kits procured by the government or private labs, Vardhan directed and said quality assessment of the kits will be done regularly.
(With Agencies Inputs)
Posted By: Talib Khan