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100 deaths in 24 hrs; India's COVID-19 tally at 81,970

Source: PTI  -  Edited By: Roshneesh Kmaneck
May 15, 2020 10:03 IST
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The death toll due to COVID-19 rose to 2,649 and the number of cases climbed to 81,970 on Friday, registering an increase of 100 deaths and 3,967 cases in the last 24 hours since Thursday 8 am, according to the Union health ministry.

IMAGE: Bengaluru artist Baadal Nanjundaswamy has painted an image of a man wearing a mask on the stairs at the entrance of JC Nagar police station, to raise awareness about the importance of wearing a mask during COVID-19 pandemic. Photograph: ANI Photo

The number of active cases stood at 51,401 while 27,919 people have recovered and one patient has migrated, it said. "Thus, around 34.06 per cent patients have recovered so far," a senior health ministry official said. 


The total confirmed cases include foreign nationals too.

Of the 100 deaths reported since Thursday morning, 44 were in Maharashtra, 20 in Gujarat, 9 in Delhi, 8 in West Bengal, five each in Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh, four in Rajasthan, two each in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka and one in Andhra Pradesh.

Of the 2,649 fatalities, Maharashtra tops tally with 1,019 deaths, Gujarat comes second with 586 deaths, followed by Madhya Pradesh at 237, West Bengal at 215, Rajasthan at 125, Delhi at 115, Uttar Pradesh at 88,Tamil Nadu at 66 and Andhra Pradesh at 48.

The death toll reached 35 in Karnataka, 34 Telangana and 32 in Punjab.

IMAGE: Patients who recovered from COVID-19 show victory sign as they leave after being discharged from Sahyadri Hospital, during the nationwide lockdown, in Karad. Photograph: PTI Photo

Haryana and Jammu and Kashmir have reported 11 fatalities each due to the disease while Bihar has registered seven and Kerala has reported four deaths.

Jharkhand, Chandigarh and Odisha have recorded three COVID-19 fatalities each while Himachal Pradesh and Assam have reported two deaths each.

Meghalaya, Uttarakhand and Puducherry have reported one fatality each, according to the ministry data.

More than 70 per cent of the deaths are due to co-morbidities (existence of multiple disorders), according to the ministry.

IMAGE: Migrants travel in a truck amid heavy rain and storm to reach their native places, during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in New Delhi. Photograph: PTI Photo

The data updated on Friday morning showed the highest number of confirmed cases in the country are from Maharashtra at 27,524, followed by Tamil Nadu at 9,674, Gujarat at 9,591, Delhi at 8,470 Rajasthan at 4,534, Madhya Pradesh at 4,426 and Uttar Pradesh at 3,902.

The number of COVID-19 cases has gone up to 2,377 in West Bengal, 2,205 in Andhra Pradesh and 1,935 in Punjab.

It has risen to 1,414 in Telangana, 994 in Bihar, 987 in Karnataka, 983 in Jammu and Kashmir and 818 in Haryana.

Odisha has reported 611 coronavirus infection cases so far while Kerala has 560 cases. A total of 197 people have been infected with the virus in Jharkhand and 191 in Chandigarh.

IMAGE: Railway employees provide water to migrants travelling in trains during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Jabalpur. Photograph: PTI Photo

Tripura has reported 156 cases, Assam has 87 cases, Uttarakhand has 78, Himachal Pradesh has 74 cases, Chhattisgarh has 60 and Ladakh has registered 43 cases so far.

Thirty-three COVID-19 cases have been reported from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

Goa reported 14 COVID-19 cases while Meghalaya and Puducherry registered 13 cases each.

IMAGE: Police personnel conduct a flag march during the ongoing nationwide covid-19 lockdown, at Raja Park, in Jaipur. Photograph: ANI Photo

Manipur has three cases. Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh and Dadar and Nagar Haveli reported a case each till how.

"Our figures are being reconciled with the Indian Council of Medical Research," the ministry said on its website.

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

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