Coronavirus Pandemic: 2,644 new cases and 83 deaths in 24 hrs; India's tally nears 40,000 with 1,301 casualties
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: With 83 fatalities in last 24 hours, biggest one-day spike, the coronavirus death toll in India has reached 1,301, said the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare while adding that 2,644 new cases were reported during the same period.
As per the data available at the Health Ministry website, the coronavirus tally in India is nearing 40,000 as 39,980 people are affected while 10,633 people have been cured so far.
Maharashtra, which is the worst-hit state in India, has reported over 12,000 cases and 521 deaths so far while Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh have reported 262 and 151 fatalities respectively. The national capital, Delhi, has reported over 4,000 coronavirus cases and 64 deaths so far.
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||666||254||8|
|Total number of confirmed cases in India||39980||10633||1301|
The number of coronavirus cases are growing at an alarming rate in the country. Amid this, the government has decided to extend the coronavirus lockdown till May 17. However, it has said that some activities would be allowed after classifications of districts into 'Red', 'Orange' and 'Green' zones based on COVID-19 risk profiling.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday discussed ways to reform the agriculture sector and give a boost to marketing of the farm produce during his meetings with top ministers and government officials.
He also discussed ways to strengthen the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) amid demands for a relief package for this sector.
The Reserve Bank of India Governor Shaktikanta Das also held meetings with top bankers to review the economic situation and implementation of various measures announced by it to reduce stress in the financial system.
(With PTI inputs)
Posted By: Aalok Sensharma