Coronavirus Pandemic: 2,293 new cases in last 24 hrs, highest spike in a day, take India's tally to 37,336; death toll climbs to 1,218
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: India on Saturday reported its biggest spike of coronavirus cases in last 24 hours as the tally crossed the 37,000-mark. As per the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, 2,293 new cases were reported since Saturday, taking the tally to 37,336 while the death toll has climbed to 1,218.
As per the data available at the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare website, there are 26,167 active coronavirus cases in India while 9,950 have been cured and discharged from hospitals.
Maharashta, which is the worst-hit state in India, has reported over 11,000 coroanvirus cases while the death toll has reached 485. In Gujarat, the tally has reached 4,721 while the death toll is at 236. The death toll is at 145 in Madhya Pradesh while it is 61 in the national capital, Delhi.
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||16||0|
|13||Jammu and Kashmir||639||247||8|
|Total number of confirmed cases in India||37336||9951||1218|
Amid the surging coronavirus cases in the country, the government on Friday announced the extension of lockdown till May 17 but some activities would be allowed after classifications of districts into 'Red', 'Orange' and 'Green' zones based on COVID-19 risk profiling.
The government also said that there are 130 'Red' zones in the country with maximum of 19 in Uttar Pradesh, followed by 14 in Maharashtra in the country. The number of 'Orange' Zone is 284 and 'Green' is 319. All the districts of the national capital have been put under 'Red' zone.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also reviewed the coronavirus pandemic in the country on Friday. "We discussed ways through which this (labour) sector can power India's growth," the prime minister tweeted.
He also said that deliberations were held on labour welfare during the meeting.
Posted By: Aalok Sensharma