Coronavirus Pandemic: With 2,487 fresh cases and 83 fatalities in last 24 hrs, India's tally crosses 40,000-mark; death toll tops 1,300
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: With 2,487 fresh cases and 83 fatalities, the total number of coronavirus cases in India has increased to 40,263 on Sunday, while the death toll has surged to 1,306, according to the latest data by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Of the total number of cases, there are 28,070 active cases, while 10,887 people have been cured and discharged from hospitals.
Maharashtra remains the worst affected state with 12,296 cases and 521 fatalities. At least 2,000 people have also recovered in the state. Maharashtra is followed by Gujarat with 5,055 cases and 262 deaths.
At least 4,122 cases have been declared in Delhi with 64 fatalities, while Madhya Pradesh has reported 156 deaths and 2,546 confirm cases of COVID-19.
Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu have recorded over 2,700 cases each with 65 deaths and 29 fatalities. The state of Uttar Pradesh has also reported more than 26,000 cases, which includes 43 fatalities who succumbed to the deadly virus.
|S. No.||Name of State / UT||Total Confirmed cases (Including 111 foreign Nationals)||Cured/Discharged/
|1||Andaman and Nicobar Islands||33||17||0|
|13||Jammu and Kashmir||666||254||8|
|Total number of confirmed cases in India||40263*||10887||1306|
Pic credits: Ministry of Home Affairs.
The Union Health Minister harsh Vardhan has said that more than 10,000 COVID-19 patients have been discharged till date. Those still admitted at hospitals are on the road to recovery. If in last 14 days doubling rate was 10.5 days, then today it's around 12 days. Our mortality rate of 3.2 per cent is the lowest in the world, he said.
Meanwhile, India on close to 6.3 million (63 lakh) RT-PCR testing kits from companies in South Korea, Germany, the USA and China in a move to increase the current testing capacity for COVID-19 in the country. The first batch of kits should arrive in India after May 10 and the remaining will be supplied in a phased manner.
(with agency inputs)
Posted By: James Kuanal