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Highest single-day jump in Covid cases, count over 900; death toll 19

Source: PTI  -  Edited By: Roshneesh Kmaneck
Last updated on: March 29, 2020 00:02 IST
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The total number of COVID-19 cases in India reached 918 with 179 fresh cases being reported on Saturday, the highest single-day increase so far, while the death toll rose to 19, according to the Union Health Ministry data.

IMAGE: A vendor offers sanitiser to a customer to contain the spread of coronavirus in Nagpur. Photograph: PTI Photo

Deaths have so far been reported from Maharashtra (5), Gujarat (3), Karnataka (2), Madhya Pradesh (2) and one each from Tamil Nadu, Bihar, Punjab, Delhi, West Bengal, Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh.

 

In its updated data at 5.45 pm, the ministry stated that the number of active COVID-19 cases in the country was 819, while 79 people were either cured/discharged and one had migrated.

IMAGE: Volunteers distribute food among poor people during the nationwide lockdown, in Patiala, on Saturday. Photograph: PTI Photo

The total number of 918 cases in the country included 47 foreigners, the data stated.

Maharashtra has reported the highest number of COVID-19 cases so far at 180, including three foreign nationals, followed by Kerala, where the number of cases has climbed to 176, including eight foreign nationals, according to the ministry data.

IMAGE: Migrants wait to board a bus to their native villages, at Kaushambi in Ghaziabad, on Saturday. Photograph: Manvender Vashist/PTI Photo

In Telangana, the number of cases has gone up to 56, including 10 foreigners, while Karnataka has reported 55 cases till now.

The number of cases in Rajasthan has climbed to 54, including two foreigners, according to the data.

Uttar Pradesh has reported 55 cases, including a foreigner while in Gujarat, the cases have gone up to 45, including one foreign national.

IMAGE: Volunteers pack meals to distribute among homeless and daily wagers at a shelter in Jabalpur, on Saturday. Photograph: PTI Photo

In Tamil Nadu 40 people, including six foreigners, have tested positive, while the number of positive cases in Delhi has gone up to 39, including a foreigner.

Punjab has reported 38 cases, while 33 COVID-19 cases have so far been detected in Haryana, including 14 foreigners.

IMAGE: A municipal worker sprays disinfectant at a police van outside Gorai Police Station in Mumbai, on Saturday. Photograph: PTI Photo

Madhya Pradesh has recorded 30 cases, Jammu and Kashmir 20, West Bengal 15, Andhra Pradesh 14 and Ladakh 13.

Bihar has reported nine cases, Chandigarh eight and Chhattisgarh six.

Uttarakhand has five cases, including a foreigner. Himachal Pradesh and Odisha have reported three cases each.

IMAGE: Security official stops commuters during a nationwide lockdown, in Jamshedpur, on Saturday. Photograph: PTI Photo

Six cases have been reported from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Goa has reported three coronavirus cases.

Puducherry, Mizoram and Manipur have reported one case each.

The ministry on its website stated, "Remaining nine cases are being assigned to states to initiate contact tracing."

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