Coronavirus Pandemic: 1,463 new cases and 60 deaths in last 24 hrs; India's tally climbs to 28,380 with 886 fatalities
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: With 1,463 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours, the tally in India has reached to 28,380 with 886 deaths, said the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
As per the Health Ministry data, there are 21,132 active coronavirus cases in India while the 6,361 people have been cured and discharged from hospitals.
Maharashtra continues to be the worst-hit state with 8,068 confirmed cases and 342 deaths, followed by Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh with 151 and 106 fatalities respectively. The death toll in Delhi is at 54, Rajasthan at 41 and Andhra Pradesh at 31.
The death toll reached 31 in Uttar Pradesh, 26 in Telengana, 24 in Tamil Nadu, while West Bengal and Karantaka have reported 20 deaths each. Punjab has registered 18 fatalities so far. The disease has claimed six lives in Jammu and Kashmir, four in Kerala while Jharkhand and Haryana have recorded three COVID-19 deaths each.
Bihar has reported two deaths, while Meghalaya, Himachal Pradesh, Odisha and Assam have reported one fatality each, according to ministry data.
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/||Death|
|1||Andaman and Nicobar Islands||33||11||0|
|13||Jammu and Kashmir||523||137||6|
|Total number of confirmed cases in India||28380||6362||886|
Amid the surging coronavirus cases in the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday conveyed to chief ministers that the country will have to give importance to the economy as well as to continue the fight against coronavirus.
In a video conference with the chief ministers, fourth such interaction since March 22 when he first spoke to them on the pandemic, PM Modi also highlighted the importance for states to enforce prescribed guidelines strictly in the coronavirus hotspots zones, the government said in a statement.
The prime minister underlined that the lockdown has "yielded positive results as the country has managed to save thousands of lives in the past one and a half months", it said.
"Prime Minister said that the country has seen two Lockdowns till now, both different in certain aspects, and now we have to think of the way ahead. He said that as per experts, the impact of coronavirus will remain visible in the coming months," the statement added.
(With PTI inputs)
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