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India records 77 COVID-19 deaths in 24 hrs; cases at 35,365

Source: PTI  -  Edited By: Hemant Waje
Last updated on: May 01, 2020 19:26 IST
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The death toll due to the novel coronavirus rose to 1,152 with 77 fatalities reported since Thursday evening, while the number of cases saw a record jump of 1,755 to go up to 35,365 cases on Friday, according to the Union health ministry.

IMAGE: A labourer carrying goods walks past a mural, during the nationwide lockdown in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, in Guwahati. Photograph: PTI Photo

The number of active COVID-19 cases stood at 25,148 while 9,064 people have recovered, and one patient has migrated, the ministry said.

 

"Thus, around 25.63 per cent patients have recovered so far," a health ministry official said.

The total number of cases include 111 foreign nationals.

IMAGE: A man with his wife on a cart rides past a mural, during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Mathura. Photograph: PTI Photo

A total of 77 deaths were reported since Thursday evening of which 27 fatalities were reported from Maharashtra, 17 from Gujarat, 11 from West Bengal, seven each from Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, three from Delhi, two from Andhra Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh and one from Karnataka.

Of the 1,152 deaths, Maharashtra tops the tally with 459 fatalities, followed by Gujarat at 214, Madhya Pradesh at 137, Delhi at 59, Rajasthan at 58, Uttar Pradesh at 41 and West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh at 33 each.

The death toll reached 27 in Tamil Nadu, 26 in Telangana, while Karantaka has reported 22 deaths.

IMAGE: Police personnel stop commuters to cross Delhi-Gurugram border after it was sealed by Haryana Government due to surge in COVID-19 cases, during the ongoing nationwide lockdown, in New Delhi. Photograph: Arun Sharma/PTI Photo

Punjab has registered 19 fatalities so far. The disease has claimed eight lives in Jammu and Kashmir, four in Kerala while Jharkhand and Haryana have recorded three COVID-19 deaths each.

Bihar has reported two deaths, while Meghalaya, Himachal Pradesh, Odisha and Assam have reported one fatality each, according to ministry data.

According to the ministry's data updated in the evening, the highest number of confirmed cases in the country are from Maharashtra at 10,498 followed by Gujarat at 4,395, Delhi at 3,515, Madhya Pradesh at 2,719, Rajasthan at 2,584, Tamil Nadu at 2,323 and Uttar Pradesh at 2,281.

The number of COVID-19 cases has gone up to 1,463 in Andhra Pradesh and 1,039 in Telangana.

IMAGE: A doctor collects sample from a man for COVID-19 test in a 'Red Zone' area of Bemina in Srinagar. Photograph: S Irfan/PTI Photo

The number of cases has risen to 795 in West Bengal, 614 in Jammu and Kashmir, 576 in Karnataka, 497 in Kerala, 426 in Bihar and 357 in Punjab.

Haryana has reported 313 coronavirus infection cases, while Odisha has 143 cases. A total 111 people have been infected with the virus in Jharkhand and 57 in Uttarakhand.

Chandigarh has reported 56 cases, Assam has 42 while Himachal Pradesh and Chhattisgarh have registered 40 infections each so far.

Andaman and Nicobar Islands has 33 COVID-19 cases while Ladakh has reported 22 infections so far.

Meghalaya has reported 12 cases, Puducherry has eight cases while Goa has seven COVID-19 cases.

IMAGE: Migrant workers keep their plates in a queue to reserve their spot ahead of food distribution at a government-run shelter home at CIDCO Exhibition Center, Vashi in Navi Mumbai. Photograph: PTI Photo

IMAGE: Medics wearing protective suits are seen at a hospital during the nationwide lockdown imposed in wake of the coronavirus pandemic, in Bengaluru. Photograph: Shailendra Bhojak/PTI Photo

Manipur and Tripura have two cases each, while Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh have reported a case each.

"Our figures are being reconciled with the Indian Council of Medical Research," the ministry said on its website adding, " 393 cases are being assigned to states for contact tracing."

States wise distribution is subject to further verification and reconciliation, it said.

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