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/
Migrated
Death
1 Andaman and Nicobar Islands 33 11 0
2 Andhra Pradesh 1183 235 31
3 Arunachal Pradesh 1 1 0
4 Assam 36 27 1
5 Bihar 345 57 2
6 Chandigarh 40 17 0
7 Chhattisgarh 37 32 0
8 Delhi 3108 877 54
9 Goa 7 7 0
10 Gujarat 3548 394 162
11 Haryana 296 183 3
12 Himachal Pradesh 40 22 1
13 Jammu and Kashmir 546 164 7
14 Jharkhand 82 13 3
15 Karnataka 512 193 20
16 Kerala 481 355 4
17 Ladakh 20 14 0
18 Madhya Pradesh 2168 302 110
19 Maharashtra 8590 1282 369
20 Manipur 2 2 0
21 Meghalaya 12 0 1
22 Mizoram 1 0 0
23 Odisha 118 37 1
24 Puducherry 8 3 0
25 Punjab 313 71 18
26 Rajasthan 2262 669 46
27 Tamil Nadu 1937 1101 24
28 Telengana 1004 321 26
29 Tripura 2 2 0
30 Uttarakhand 51 33 0
31 Uttar Pradesh 1955 335 31
32 West Bengal 697 109 20
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)

Posted By: James Kuanal