Coronavirus Pandemic: 1,813 cases and 71 deaths in last 24 hrs, India's toll tops 1,000; tally reaches 31,787
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: With 1,813 new cases and 71 deaths reported in the last 24 hours, the total number of coronavirus cases in India has increased to 3,1787 on Wednesday, while the death toll has surged to 1,008, according to the latest data by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Of the total number of cases, there are 22,982 active cases, while 7,797 people have been cured and discharged from hospitals.
Maharashtra remains the worst affected state with 9,318 cases and 400 fatalities. Gujarat is placed second with 3,774 cases and 181 fatalities. At least 3,314 cases have been reported in Delhi, which includes 54 fatalities.
The virus has also claimed the lives of 119 people and affected 2,561 people in Madhya Pradesh.
The states of Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh have also reported more than 2,000 cases each with 51, 25 and 36 deaths respectively.
|S. No.||Name of State / UT||Total Confirmed cases (Including 111 foreign Nationals)||Cured/Discharged/
|1||Andaman and Nicobar Islands||33||15||0|
|13||Jammu and Kashmir||565||176||8|
|Total number of confirmed cases in India||31787*||7797||1008|
Pic credits: Ministry of Health
Earlier during the day, Punjab increased its curfew for two more weeks.
In a media briefing on Wednesday, Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar said that no one is facing the shortage of vegetables in the country amid lockdown.
"As agriculture is important, the government's focus has always been on it. In the time of crisis, the agricultural economy is more important. Even today no one is facing the shortage of vegetables," he said.
The Union Minister added that the Department of Agriculture has transferred Rs 17,986 crore to farmers even during this crisis.
"Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) has benefited farmers immensely even during this COVID-19 as Department of Agriculture has transferred Rs 17,986 crore to farmers since March 24," Tomar said.
(with ANI inputs)
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