Coronavirus (COVID-19) Tracker: On the 16th day of the 21-day nationwide lockdown, the number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in India touched 5,865, with 169 deaths and 477 recoveries. Asserting that the government’s priority is to save each and every life, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday gave the first clear signal that some restrictions are likely to continue after the 21-day lockdown period ends on April 14.
The Uttar Pradesh government on Wednesday decided to seal coronavirus hotspots in 15 districts until April 15 as part of a cluster containment exercise, where only medical services and home delivery of essential items would be allowed. While entire districts will not face such stringent lockdown measures, movement of people will be completely curbed in these hotspots, and all shops will be shut. In Delhi, too, 22 small pockets, including lanes and apartment complexes, were notified as ‘containment zones’, wherein tougher restrictions, including on essential services, will be implemented. By Thursday, more areas are likely to be sealed, which include Central Delhi’s Sadar Bazar and pockets of West Delhi, district magistrates told The Indian Express. COVID-19 Outbreak LIVE updates
With 1297 cases, Maharashtra continues to remain the worst affected state, including the 117 cured cases and 72 deaths. Tamil Nadu is the second-worst affected state with 834 cases, followed by Delhi with 669 cases.
On the other hand, the total number of global cases rose to 1,502,618, with US reporting the highest number of cases, followed by Spain, Italy, and Germany. Globally, more than 89,915 people have died due to the virus, according to the data by John Hopkins University.
Here is a list of COVID-19 deaths and cases in India (state-wise) and across the globe (country-wise):
Maharashtra — 97 deaths, 1364 cases
Maharashtra reported 229 new infections on Thursday taking the total in the state to 1,364, including 117 who have been cured. So far, 97 people have died of coronavirus in the state.
Tamil Nadu — 8 deaths, 834 cases
Tamil has reported a total of 834 coronavirus infections, the second-highest number of cases in India, and 8 deaths so far. Chief Minister K Palaniswami on Thursday asserted that a decision on extending the lockdown will be taken after getting expert advice and taking into account the increase in the number of infections.
Delhi — 12 deaths, 720 cases
The national capital recorded 720 cases of the novel coronavirus on Thursday, with the number of deaths at 12. 22 small pockets in the UT have been notified as ‘containment zones’, wherein tougher restrictions, including on essential services, will be implemented.
Madhya Pradesh — 30 deaths, 389 cases
Madhya Pradesh has reported a total of 389 coronavirus infections and 30 deaths so far. The maximum number of cases have been reported from Indore, where a 62-year-old who had tested positive for COVID-19, died today. The state government released a list of containment zones or ‘hotspots’ in 15 districts that would be sealed.
Gujarat —18 dead, 262 cases
The number of coronavirus cases in Gujarat jumped to 262 on Thursday. The state has so far reported 18 deaths due to the virus.
Rajasthan — 430 infections, seven deaths
Rajasthan recorded 430 cases on Thursday, with 42 cured cases. The virus has so far claimed seven lives in the state after a 76-year-old man died in Jodhpur today.
The total number of cases in Assam rose to 29 after one more positive case was detected.
Himachal Pradesh — 2 deaths, 29 cases
One more person tested positive for coronavirus on Thursday, thus taking the total number of COVID-19 cases in the state to 29, among whom two persons have died and two have recovered. Meanwhile, the state police ferried a pregnant woman who was crying out for help to the hospital during curfew hours, this morning.
Jharkhand — 13 cases, one death
A 72-year-old man died in Bokaro district on Thursday morning, thus making it the first death due to Covid-19 in Jharkhand which has reported 13 positive coronavirus cases until now.
While a 23-year-old Manipuri girl has recovered from the novel coronavirus, a 65-year-old Muslim devotee who had participated in the Tablighi Jamaat event in Delhi remains in an isolation ward of the Imphal-based hospital. Manipur has two COVID-19 cases so far.
Punjab — 10 deaths, 130 infections
In Punjab, the total number of coronavirus cases has reached 130 with ten deaths being reported in the state. So far, coronavirus cases have been reported from 14 districts of the state, while 18 patients have been discharged from hospitals after treatment.
Andhra Pradesh — Four dead, 348 cases
A 45-year old person died of coronavirus in Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh, taking the toll to four in Andhra Pradesh. The total number of coronavirus cases in the state has now touched 348.
Andaman and Nicobar Islands — 11 cases
A total of 11 coronavirus positive cases have been reported in the Andaman and Nicobar Island as of today.
Bihar — One death, 51 cases
One person has died in Bihar so far and the state has reported 51 infections so far.
Chhattisgarh — nine out of 18 recovered
Of the 18 COVID-19 patients reported so far in Chhattisgarh, nine have been discharged from hospitals after recovery.
Goa — Seven cases
Goa has reported seven coronavirus positive cases as of today, with one person being discharged from the hospital.
Haryana — Three deaths, 175 cases
Haryana has reported three deaths and 175 cases so far, out of which 18 have recovered.
Jammu and Kashmir — Four deaths, 184 cases
Four people have died in Jammu and Kashmir and the state has reported 184 cases so far. While Ladakh has reported 25 (11 have recovered) cases so far.
Karnataka — Six deaths, 197 infections
Six people have died in Karnataka and the state has 197 infections as of now. Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa said all his cabinet ministers were favouring a lockdown extension till April 30 and a decision in this regard will be taken on April 30.
Kerala — Two deaths, 357 cases
Kerala has reported two deaths and 357 positive coronavirus cases so far. A task force of experts constituted by the Kerala government has recommended district-wise, phase-by-phase relaxation of the COVID-19 lockdown measures post April 14, lasting till after middle of May.
Odisha — One death, 44 cases
Odisha has reported one death while as many as 44 positive cases have been reported from Odisha, according to the health ministry. Out of this, only two have recovered.
Puducherry — Five cases
Puducherry has reported five positive cases so far.
Telangana — 11 deaths, 471 cases
Eleven people have died in Telangana and the state has reported 453 cases so far with 45 recoveries.
Uttarakhand — 35 cases
Uttarakhand has reported 35 infections so far out of which five have been treated and discharged.
Uttar Pradesh — Four deaths, 410 infections
Uttar Pradesh has reported four deaths so far. Out of 410 infections, 379 are active cases and 31 people have recovered.
West Bengal — Five deaths, 104 infections
In West Bengal, the death toll rose to five on Wednesday and the total number of COVID-19 infections soared to 104 including the 19 cured patients.
Tripura, Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh have reported one case of the infection each.
Here’s is a list of countries which have reported maximum number of COVID-19 deaths and infections:
On the international front, the US has the highest number of infections at 432,554 with 138,836 reported cases in New York, followed by Spain (152,446), Italy (139,422) and Germany (113,296). However, Italy has reported the most deaths at 17,669, followed by Spain (14,792), and France (10,887) and United Kingdom (7,097).
Italy — 17,669 deaths, 1,39,422 cases
Italy, which has seen the worst casualties, has reported 17,669 deaths, while over 1.3 lakh people have been infected by the epidemic in the country so far.
Spain — 14,792 deaths, 1,48,220 cases
Spain is at number two in terms of the number of deaths across the world with 14,792 casualties so far. The country has 1,48,220 positive cases out of which 43,208 have recovered.
France — 10,887 deaths, 83,080 cases
The death toll in France rose to 10,887. While the total number of positive COVID-19 cases in the country stands at 83,080.
United Kingdom — 7,111 deaths, 61,474 cases
Over 7,000 people have died in the United Kingdom due to the coronavirus epidemic so far. Also, 61,474 people are battling with the virus as of now.
United States — Over 14,000 deaths, 4,32,132cases
Over 14,000 people have died in the United States, with New York reporting the maximum casualties at 4,571. Also, the country has reported 4,32,132 cases so far of which 23,906 people have recovered.
Iran — 3,993 deaths, 64,586 cases
In Iran, 3,993 people have died and 64, 586 people are battling with the epidemic. Around 27,000 people have recovered in the country.
China — 3,339 deaths, 82,867 cases
Germany — 2,349 deaths, 1,13,296 cases
Germany, on the other hand, has 1,13,296 positive cases (fifth from top in the number of cases) and around 2,000 people have died here.
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