New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: The number of coronavirus cases in India has increased to 31,332 on Wednesday, while the death toll has surged to 1,007, according to the latest data by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Of the total number of cases, there are 22,629 active cases, while 7,696 people have been cured and discharged from hospitals.

Maharashtra remains the worst affected state with 9,318 cases and 400 fatalities.

United States of America (USA) recorded 2,200 COVID19 deaths in the last 24 hours, taking the overall toll to nearly 59,000, while the number of confirmed cases has soared past 1 million. 

The global death toll has reached over 2.1 lakh while confirmed cases have crossed 3.1 million. 

Here are the Highlights of the coronavirus pandemic: 

5:18 pm: 33 new cases have been reported in West Bengal; total active cases in the state stand at 550: Rajiva Sinha, West Bengal Chief Secretary.

5 pm: 55 more persons in all have been discharged from quarantine this past week in Srinagar (J&K). The total number of persons discharged after successful quarantine in the district so far is now 1985: District Administration Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir. #COVID19

4:08 pmCurfew restrictions to continue for two more weeks in Punjab. here will be four-hour relaxation in curfew in Punjab from 7 AM daily: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh.

4:02 pm: UP | There are 2115 positive cases in the state right now. Out of these, 477 have been discharged after making complete recovery. 36 people have died due to #COVID19. There are 1602 active cases in the state: Principal Secretary (Health) Amit Mohan Prasad

2:23 pm: 12 more people have tested positive for #COVID19 in Buxar, taking the total number of cases to 378 in Bihar: State Principal Secretary (Health) Sanjay Kumar

2:12 pm: 29 new cases of #COVID19 have been reported in Rajasthan today, taking the total number of cases to 2393 including 52 deaths. 781 patients have recovered from the disease: Rajasthan Health Department

1:22 pm21 new positive cases reported in Agra district, taking the total number of cases here to 425. Total death toll stands at 11 while 69 people have been discharged after making a complete recovery from the disease: Agra District Magistrate Prabhu N Singh #COVID19

11:53 am: Tamil Nadu | People gather in huge numbers at G Corner Ground to buy vegetables in Tiruchirappalli last night. Total number of positive cases of #COVID19 in the state stands at 2,058.

11:42 am: 2 out of 17 samples tested from District Magistrate Delhi (South West) office are #COVID19 positive, both are contacts of previous case. DM Southwest Rahul Singh has already tested negative. Personal Secretary of DM Southwest had tested positive on April 27: DM (South West) office

11:09 am: 73 new positive cases reported in Andhra Pradesh, 29 people discharged in the last 24 hours. Total number of #Coronavirus positive cases in the state stands at 1332, including 31 deaths & 287 discharged. No death reported in last 24 hours: State Nodal Officer Arja Srikanth

10:42 am: 11 traders associated with Delhi's Azadpur Sabzi Mandi have tested positive for #Coronavirus. We are tracing the contacts of the cases. They are not directly connected to the mandi: District Magistrate (North) Deepak Shinde

10:15 am: Odisha | People make purchases at vegetable market Unit-1 in Bhubaneswar, amid #CoronavirusLockdown

9:57 am: 73 deaths and 1897 new cases in last 24 hours due to #Coronavirus, the sharpest ever increase in death cases in India.

9:30 am: 19 more persons have tested positive for #COVID19 in Rajasthan taking the total number of cases to 2383. Out of the 19 new cases 5 are from Jaipur, 11 from Ajmer, 1 each from Udaipur, Banswara and Jodhpur: State Health Department

9:09 am: A 77-year-old man has tested positive for #COVID19 in Bhubaneswar, he is a close contact of a previous positive case. Contact tracing on. Total positive cases in the state stand at 119: Odisha Health Department

8:40 am: Total number of #COVID19 positive cases in India rises to 31332 including 1007 deaths, 7695 cured/discharged and 1 migrated: Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

8:35 am: 20 out of 725 samples have tested positive for #Coronavirus; 4 from Lucknow, 9 from Agra, and 7 from Firozabad: King George's Medical University (KGMU), Lucknow

8:25 am: Meerut| Flower farmers say that their business has slumped amid #COVID19 lockdown."I'm forced to destroy plants & prepare field for new crop. Around 30 families were dependent on it, but we've suffered losses amounting to Rs 10-12 lakhs", one of farmers, Mahipal Singh said.

8:10 am: Bengaluru | Rain lashes parts of the city; visuals from Vijayanagar area. #Karnataka

7:40 am: Travel of govt employees & common people from neighbouring states & districts to Faridabad prohibited. Doctors, paramedical staff, police & bank employees to be permitted on producing their identity cards, only till 12 pm today: Yash Pal, Deputy Commissioner, Faridabad #Haryana

Vehicles engaged in the movement of essential goods & banking services to be exempted. Order to remain in effect till 3rd May 2020: Yash Pal, Deputy Commissioner, Faridabad #Haryana #COVID19

7:30 am: Union health minister Harsh Vardhan on Tuesday said that 300 districts in the country were unaffected by Covid-19. He added that another 300 districts had very few cases and 129 districts had hotspots.

7:20 am: People & vehicles queue outside Delhi's Azadpur wholesale fruit & vegetable market amid #CoronaLockdown.

7:10 am: More than 2,200 #coronavirus deaths in 24 hours in the United States of America (USA): AFP news agency

7 am: Delhi | People at wholesale fruit and vegetable market in Okhla to buy essentials, amid the #CoronavirusLockdown. The nationwide lockdown imposed to combat #COVID19 will last till 3rd May 2020.

Posted By: James Kuanal