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/
Migrated
Death
1 Andaman and Nicobar Islands 33 15 0
2 Andhra Pradesh 1332 287 31
3 Arunachal Pradesh 1 1 0
4 Assam 38 27 1
5 Bihar 383 64 2
6 Chandigarh 56 17 0
7 Chhattisgarh 38 34 0
8 Delhi 3314 1078 54
9 Goa 7 7 0
10 Gujarat 3774 434 181
11 Haryana 310 209 3
12 Himachal Pradesh 40 25 1
13 Jammu and Kashmir 565 176 8
14 Jharkhand 105 19 3
15 Karnataka 532 215 20
16 Kerala 486 359 4
17 Ladakh 22 16 0
18 Madhya Pradesh# 2561 377 119#
19 Maharashtra 9318 1388 400
20 Manipur 2 2 0
21 Meghalaya 12 0 1
22 Mizoram 1 0 0
23 Odisha 119 38 1
24 Puducherry 8 3 0
25 Punjab 322 71 19
26 Rajasthan 2364 768 51
27 Tamil Nadu 2058 1168 25
28 Telengana 1012 367 26
29 Tripura 2 2 0
30 Uttarakhand 54 34 0
31 Uttar Pradesh 2115 477 36
32 West Bengal 725 119 22
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)

Posted By: James Kuanal