Coronavirus cases in India nearing the 700-mark with over 80 cases new cases in a day
The total number of known coronavirus cases is nearing the 700-mark with over 80 cases being reported in a single day on Thursday while the death toll due to Covid-19 climbs to 17. At 88, India saw the highest rise in novel coronavirus cases in a single day on Thursday.
As per the Union health ministry data, 80 fresh cases were reported on Thursday, taking the tally to 694.
The ministry said the number of active Covid-19 cases in India stood at 633 till Thursday night, while 44 people were either cured or discharged and one had migrated, and added that the total number of 694 cases also includes 47 foreign nationals.
Maharashtra has reported the highest number of Covid-19 cases so far at 124, including three foreign nationals, followed by Kerala, where the number of cases has climbed up to 118, including eight foreign nationals, according to the ministry data.
The number of cases in Telangana has gone up to 44, including 10 foreigners.
Karnataka has reported 55 cases of novel coronavirus, while the number of cases in Gujarat has climbed to 43, including a foreigner.
The number of cases in Rajasthan has increased to 41, including two foreigners. Uttar Pradesh has reported 41 cases, including a foreigner, while the number of positive cases in Delhi has gone up to 36, including a foreigner.
Punjab has reported 33 cases, while 30 Covid-19 cases have so far been detected in Haryana, including 14 foreigners.
The number of cases has climbed to 26 Tamil Nadu, including six foreigners. Madhya Pradesh has recorded 20 cases, Ladakh and Jammu and Kashmir 13 each, Andhra Pradesh has reported 11 cases each, while West Bengal has 10 Covid-19 patients.
Chandigarh has reported seven cases, Bihar and Chhatisgarh have registered six cases each while Uttarakhand has five, including a foreigner.
Himachal Pradesh have reported three cases each, while two cases have been detected in Odisha.
Goa has reported three coronavirus cases. Earlier, the ministry had wrongly attributed 33 cases to the coastal state. Subsequently, the figure was revised.
Puducherry, Andaman and Nicobar, Mizoram and Manipur have reported one case each.