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/
Migrated
Death
1 Andaman and Nicobar Islands 33 17 0
2 Andhra Pradesh 1583 488 33
3 Arunachal Pradesh 1 1 0
4 Assam 43 32 1
5 Bihar 482 117 4
6 Chandigarh 94 19 0
7 Chhattisgarh 43 36 0
8 Delhi 4122 1256 64
9 Goa 7 7 0
10 Gujarat 5055 896 262
11 Haryana 394 227 4
12 Himachal Pradesh 40 33 1
13 Jammu and Kashmir 666 254 8
14 Jharkhand 115 22 3
15 Karnataka 606 282 25
16 Kerala 500 400 4
17 Ladakh 40 17 0
18 Madhya Pradesh 2846 798 156
19 Maharashtra 12296 2000 521
20 Manipur 2 2 0
21 Meghalaya 12 0 1
22 Mizoram 1 0 0
23 Odisha 160 56 1
24 Puducherry 8 5 0
25 Punjab 772 112 20
26 Rajasthan 2772 1121 65
27 Tamil Nadu 2757 1341 29
28 Telengana 1063 458 28
29 Tripura 4 2 0
30 Uttarakhand 59 39 0
31 Uttar Pradesh 2626 698 43
32 West Bengal 922 151 33
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