Coronavirus Pandemic: 62 deaths in last 24 hours, highest in a day, take India's toll to 934; case tally reaches 29,435
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: With 1,543 cases and 62 deaths (highest in a day) in last 24 hours, the number of coronavirus cases in India has increased to 29,435, while the death toll has surged to 934, according to the latest data by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
Of the total number of cases, there are 21,632 active cases of COVID-19, while at least 6,868 people have been cured and discharged from hospitals after treatment. The recovery rate stands at 23.33 per cent.
Maharashtra remains the worst affected state in the country with 8,590 cases and 369 fatalities.
It is followed by Gujarat and Delhi with 162 and 54 deaths respectively. The virus has also claimed the lives of 110 people in Madhya Pradesh.
At least 46 people have died because of the virus in Rajasthan, while 31 people each have succumbed to death in Uttar Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh.
|S. No.||Name of State / UT||Total Confirmed cases (Including 111 foreign Nationals)||Cured/Discharged/
|1||Andaman and Nicobar Islands||33||11||0|
|13||Jammu and Kashmir||546||164||7|
|Total number of confirmed cases in India||29435*||6869||934|
Pic credits: Ministry of Health
In a video-conference with Chief Ministers on Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi hinted at lockdown extension beyond May 3 in red zones. "We have to give importance to the economy as well as continue the fight against COVID-19," he said.
Meanwhile, economic activities are likely to resume in green and orange districts that have least or no cases of COVID-19.
The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has issued guidelines for home isolation of people who either have very mild COVID-19 symptoms or are in the pre-symptomatic phase. Also, the health ministry has asked the people to download Aarogya Setu app on mobile and it should remain active at all times.
(with ANI inputs)
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