Coronavirus (COVID-19) tracker: The number of COVID-19 cases in India climbed to 8,356 on Sunday while the death toll stood at 273, according to the latest update by the Union Health Ministry. As many as 716 persons have recovered from the disease as of yet. Maharashtra continues to remain the worst-affected state and is followed by Delhi and Tamil Nadu.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a video conference with chief ministers to discuss exit strategies after the nationwide lockdown ends on April 14. Odisha and Punjab have already announced that they would extend the restrictions till the month-end to stem the spread of COVID-19. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal suggested an extension of the lockdown till April 30 in order to contain the infection. His Punjab counterpart, Amarinder Singh, also pushed for the same.
With the novel coronavirus showing no signs of abating across the country, we bring you the state-wise list of deaths and cases to track their progress.
Andhra Pradesh: 405 cases, 6 deaths
The total number of cases in Andhra Pradesh stood at 405 on Saturday and six deaths have been reported till date. As many as seven persons have recovered as of now.
Andaman and Nicobar Islands: 11 cases
A total of 11 persons have been tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
Arunachal Pradesh: 1 case
Arunachal Pradesh has reported one case of COVID-19. The state government has launched various online apps such as like ‘U Tell Us’, ‘Dukan Dada’, ‘MeBuddy’ and ‘APeats’ to ensure supply of essential commodities during the lockdown, news agency PTI reported.
Assam: 29 cases, 1 death
Assam has reported 29 cases of coronavirus including 1 death till date.
Bihar 63 cases, 1 death
The number of cases of coronavirus in Bihar stood at 63 while one person has died due to the disease.
Chandigarh: 19 cases
In Chandigarh, 19 people have contracted coronavirus so far, out of whom seven have recovered.
Chhattisgarh: 18 cases
A total of 18 cases of coronavirus have been reported from Chhattisgarh. Nine among the affected have already recovered.
Delhi: 1,069 cases, 19 deaths
Delhi has reported 1,069 coronavirus cases and 19 deaths till date. A total of 25 patients have also recovered from the disease.
Goa: 7 cases
Seven cases of COVID-19 have been reported from Goa. Chief Minister Pramod Sawant had last week announced that the state government will conduct a door-to-door survey across the state in which enumerators will go to people and check whether they are experiencing symptoms similar to that of COVID-19 and their travel history.
Gujarat: 432 cases, 22 deaths
The number of people who contracted coronavirus in Gujarat has risen to 432, out of whom 22 have died. The Gujarat Health Department said that those above 85 years of age who test positive for COVID-19 but are asymptomatic can stay at home, subject to a family undertaking. A 35-year-old doctor conducting surveillance at a healthcare centre in Ahmedabad city was among those who tested positive for the disease.
Haryana: 177 cases, 3 deaths
Haryana has reported 177 cases and three deaths due to COVID-19 till date. Another person tested positive for COVID-19 in Palwal on Saturday after a gap of three days. With this, Palwal now has a total of 29 cases so far, out of which 1 person has recovered. A retired army man who is currently deployed as a Special Police Officer (SPO) at the Nuh City police station in the state was allegedly attacked by 7 men earlier this week, who physically assaulted him and tried to strangle him with a rope, insisting that he was among the people “spreading coronavirus”.
Himachal Pradesh: 32 cases, 3 deaths
Till date, 39 confirmed COVID-19 cases and three deaths have been reported from Himachal Pradesh.
Jammu and Kashmir: 224 cases, 4 deaths
The union territory of Jammu and Kashmir has a total of 224 cases and four deaths due to COVID-19.
Jharkhand: 17 cases, 1 death
Jharkhand has reported 17 coronavirus cases and one fatality so far. Several complaints of irregularities in food grains distribution were reported from various districts in the state. Chief Minister Hemant Soren directed all DC’s to constitute a special monitoring team to conduct surprise checks of PDS shops, take strict action against the erring dealers.
Karnataka: 215 cases, 6 deaths
The state has reported 207 cases of coronavirus and 6 deaths so far. Karnataka on Saturday declared that the state would extend its lockdown till April 30 to arrest the spread of COVID-19. Amonga host of other measures, Karnataka is also using TikTok to reach out to its rural hinterland with information related to COVID-19. The Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation started a Mobile Sanitizer Bus which will be deployed in various places in Bengaluru. Meanwhile, in a clear violation of the nationwide lockdown, a BJP MLA in Karnataka was spotted celebrating his birthday with 100 others in a government school in Tumakuru district on Friday. Turuvekere MLA Masale Jayaram held a grand celebration, photos of which have now gone viral, in a government school in Idaguru village, CS Pura Hobli in Gubbi tamluk, six kilometres away from the state capital.
Kerala: 373 cases, 3 deaths
Kerala reported its third COVID-19 death on Saturday after a 71-year-old Mahe resident admitted in Kannur died due to the coronavirus. There are 364 cases of coronavirus in the state so far. Kasaragod district imposed rigorous micro-level monitoring in four areas from Saturday onwards to prevent community spread. Patrolling in these four areas, Thalankara, Choori, Kalanad and Nellikunnu, will be made more intensive by tripling the norms of lockdown protocol, news agency PTI reported. Eight foreign tourists, who tested positive for coronavirus in Kerala last month, were Friday discharged from government hospitals in Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram.
Ladakh: 15 cases
There are 15 cases of coronavirus in Ladakh. 10 patients have already recovered.
Madhya Pradesh: 532 cases, 40 deaths
Madhya Pradesh has a total of 532 cases of COVID-19 and 40 deaths till date. With 26 deaths, Indore accounts for 235 of the total cases in the state and has reported a case mortality rate of nearly 10%, more than three times the national average.
Maharashtra: 1,761 cases, 110 deaths
Maharashtra reported 92 more cases on Saturday, taking the state’s tally of infected patients to 1,761. As many as 127 persons have died in the state due to the virus. Out of the fresh cases, 72 were reported from Mumbai. Meanwhile, the state government has ordered an inquiry against IPS officer and Principal Secretary (Home) Amitabh Gupta for helping DHFL promoters Kapil Wadhawan and Dheeraj Wadhawan and 21 others evade the lockdown enforced by the state to contain the spread of COVID-19.
Manipur: 2 cases
Two cases of novel coronavirus have been reported from Manipur.
Mizoram: 1 case
Mizoram has one confirmed case of COVID-19.
Odisha: 50 cases, 1 death
Odisha has a relatively low coronavirus-positive case load at 50 cases and has reported one death so far. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced that the statewide lockdown will continue till April 30.
Puducherry: 8 cases
The union territory of Puducherry has eight cases of coronavirus.
Punjab: 158 cases, 12 deaths
Punjab on Friday followed Odisha in extending the lockdown till April end. A total of 158 persons have been infected with the virus and 12 people have died in the state.
Rajasthan: 678 cases, 8 deaths
Rajasthan has reported 678 cases and eight deaths due to COVID-19.
Tamil Nadu: 969 cases, 10 deaths
With eight deaths due to COVID-19, Tamil Nadu has 969 cases of coronavirus, the second-highest number after Maharashtra.
Telangana: 487 cases, 12 deaths
There are 487 active cases in Telangana now. 12 people have died so far.
Tripura: 2 cases
There are two COVID-19 case in Tripura.
Uttarakhand: 35 cases
Thirty-five cases have been reported in the state so far.
Uttar Pradesh: 448 cases, 4 deaths
Uttar Pradesh has 431 cases of COVID-19 and 4 deaths due to the infection. 32 people have recovered from the disease.
West Bengal: 122 cases, 5 deaths
Around 122 cases of coronavirus and five deaths have been reported from West Bengal.
Global death toll surpasses 1,00,000
Over 1.6 million people across the world have been infected with the novel coronavirus and more than 1, 00,000 have died. The number of infections in the United States has crossed 500,000, the highest in the world, according to Johns Hopkins University data. The country reported over 2,000 fatalities in the past 24 hours. Italy has the maximum number of fatalities, 18,849 from the disease. China on Saturday reported 46 new cases of coronavirus, and three deaths. The overall cases in the country rose to 81,953 while the death toll stood at 3,339.
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