COVID-19 cases rising,10,000 cases recorded in a single day: Health Ministry


There is a massive increase in the number of coronavirus cases. States and the Union Territories are witnessing a spike in cases. India has recorded over 10,000 new COVID -19 cases in a single day since its eruption. The death toll has risen to 8,498, recording to 396 casualties, according to the Union Health Ministry’s data. The total number of Coronavirus cases in India mounted to nearly 3 lakh as on Friday, which also includes foreign patients.

10,956 new Corona cases have been recorded in the last 24 hours till Friday morning at 8 a.m. According to Worldometer, India now has become the fourth worst corona affected country leaving the United Kingdom behind. There are around 1,41,842 active infection cases. The number of patients recovered is 1,47,194, making it around 49.47 per cent of the total patients who have recovered so far.

The number of deaths reported till Friday morning is 396, in which 152 were in Maharashtra, 101 in Delhi, 38 in Gujarat, 24 in UP, 23 in TN, 12 in Haryana, 10 in WB, 9 in Telangana, 6 in Rajasthan, 4 each in Madhya Pradesh and Punjab, 3 each in Bihar and Karnataka, 2 each in AP, Assam and Puducherry, and 1 in J&K.

In a total of 8,498 reported casualties, Maharashtra tops the tally with 3,590 deaths followed by Gujarat with 1,385 deaths, Delhi with 1,085, West Bengal with 442, Madhya Pradesh with 431, Tamil Nadu with 349, Uttar Pradesh with 345, Rajasthan with 265 and Telangana with 165 deaths. The death toll rose to 80 in Andhra Pradesh, 72 in Karnataka, 64 in Haryana and 59 in Punjab. J&K has reported 52 fatalities due to the coronavirus disease, while 36 deaths have been reported from Bihar, 18 from Kerala, 15 from Uttarakhand, 9 from Odisha and 8 from Jharkhand.

Six Covid-19 cases were registered each in Chhattisgarh, Assam and Himachal Pradesh Chandigarh has 5, 2 in Puducherry, while Meghalaya, Tripura and Ladakh have reported one COVID-19 fatality each, according to
Ministry’s data.

More than 70 per cent of the deaths are due to comorbidities, meaning patients were already suffering from other ailments, the ministry’s website stated.

The highest number of confirmed cases in the country are from Maharashtra at 97,648 followed by Tamil Nadu at 38,716 and Delhi with 34,687 cases. Gujarat at 22,032, Uttar Pradesh at 12,088, Rajasthan at 11,838 and Madhya Pradesh at 10,241, as updated by the Health Ministry.

The number of COVID-19 cases has gone up to 9,768 in West Bengal, 6,245 in Karnataka, 5,983 in Bihar and 5,968 in Haryana.

A great rise was seen in Andhra Pradesh with 5,429 COVID-19 cases, 4,574 in J&K, 4,320 in Telangana and 3,386 in Odisha. Assam has reported 3,319 novel coronavirus cases so far while Punjab has 2,887 cases.

The number of infected people in Kerala is 2,244 and 1,643 in Uttarakhand. Jharkhand has registered 1,599 cases, while 1,398 cases have been reported from Chhattisgarh, 913 from Tripura, 470 from Himachal Pradesh, 417 from Goa, 366 from Manipur and 332 from Chandigarh.

Puducherry has 157 COVID-19 cases, Ladakh has 135, Nagaland has 128, Mizoram has 102,
Arunachal Pradesh has 61, Meghalaya 44 while Andaman and Nicobar Islands has about 38 infected patients so far. In Sikkim 14 cases were reported, while Dadar and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu together
have reported 30 Corona cases.

The Ministry’s website updated that 8,315 cases are being reassigned to states and “our figures are being reconciled with the ICMR”. A state-wise verification is needed.

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