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India sees record jump of 2,487 COVID-19 cases, 83 deaths in 24 hrs

Source: PTI  -  Edited By: Roshneesh Kmaneck
Last updated on: May 03, 2020 20:25 IST
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India registered a record jump of 83 deaths and 2,487 cases in 24 hours as the number of COVID-19 fatalities rose to 1,306 and total cases climbed to 40,263 on Sunday, according to the Union health ministry.

IMAGE: Medics prepare to collect samples for swab tests from a COVID-19 mobile testing van at Ramakrishna Mission area in New Delhi. Photograph: Manvender Vashist/PTI Photo

The number of active COVID-19 cases stood at 28,070, while 10,886 people have recovered and one patient has migrated, it said. The total number of cases also include 111 foreign nationals.

Of the 83 deaths were reported since Saturday evening, 36 were from Maharashtra, 26 from Gujarat, 11 from Madhya Pradesh, three each from Rajasthan and Delhi, two from Telangana and one each from Tamil Nadu and Bihar.


With 521 fatalities, Maharashtra accounts for the maximum of the nationwide 1,306 deaths.

Gujarat comes second with 262 deaths, followed by Madhya Pradesh 156, Rajasthan 65, Delhi 64, Uttar Pradesh 43, and West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh 33 each.

IMAGE: A woman reacts as a doctor takes a swab from her nose to test for the coronavirus disease at a mobile testing center, during an extended nationwide lockdown to slow the spread of the coronavirus disease in New Delhi. Photograph: Adnan Abidi/Reuters

The death toll reached 29 in Tamil Nadu, 28 in Telangana, while Karnataka has reported 25 fatalities due to the respiratory disease.

Punjab has registered 20 COVID-19 deaths, Jammu and Kashmir eight, Kerala, Bihar and Haryana have reported four deaths each. Jharkhand has recorded three COVID-19 fatalities.

IMAGE: Medical workers wear protective suit and screen the body temperature of a rickshaw puller during the COVID-19 lockdown in Kolkata. Photograph: ANI Photo

Meghalaya, Himachal Pradesh, Odisha and Assam have reported one fatality each, according to the ministry data.

The health ministry's Saturday evening update had put the death toll at 1,223 and the number of cases at 37,776 in the country.

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