Coronavirus in India: Over 650 cases recorded in last 24 hours take total past 6,400; death toll nears 200-mark

Coronavirus in India: Over 650 cases recorded in last 24 hours take total past 6,400; death toll nears 200-mark

Over 650 positive cases of novel coronavirus in the last 24 hours, ending Friday morning, have taken India’s tally over 6,400 while the death toll is about to reach the 200-mark.

According to the Union health ministry, the total number of positive Covid-19 cases in India has climbed to 6,412. These include 5,709 active cases while 504 have been either cured or discharged.

In its updated figures at 9 am, the Union ministry added that India has seen an increase of 547 new Covid-19 cases and 30 deaths in the last 12 hours. On Thursday morning, India’s coronavirus tally stood at 5,734.

The highest number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in India is from Maharashtra at 1,364, followed by Tamil Nadu at 834 and Delhi with 720 cases. The cases have gone up to 463 in Rajasthan, while they have risen to 442 in Telengana.

Uttar Pradesh has 410 cases so far, followed by Kerala at 357 cases. Andhra Pradesh has reported 348 coronavirus cases. In Madhya Pradesh, coronavirus cases have risen to 259, 241 in Gujarat, 181 in Karnataka and 169 in Haryana. Jammu and Kashmir has 158 cases, West Bengal has 116 and Punjab has 101 positive patients so far.

Odisha has reported 44 coronavirus cases. Thirty-nine people were infected with the virus in Bihar while Uttarakhand has 35 patients and Assam 29.

Chandigarh and Himachal Pradesh have 18 cases each while Ladakh has 15 and Jharkhand has 13 positive patients so far. Eleven cases have been reported from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands while 10 were reported from Chhattisgarh.

The death toll due to the novel coronavirus in India has climbed to 199. The ministry said at least 30 new deaths have been reported since Thursday evening.

Twenty-five deaths were reported from Maharashtra, three from Delhi and one each from Gujarat and Jharkhand. Maharashtra has reported the most coronavirus deaths at 97, followed by Gujarat at 17, Madhya Pradesh 16 and Delhi 12.

Punjab and Tamil Nadu have reported eight fatalities each while Telengana has reported seven deaths.

West Bengal and Karnataka have registered five deaths each. Andhra Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and Uttar Pradesh have reported four deaths each while Haryana and Rajasthan have recorded three deaths each.

Two deaths have been reported from Kerala. Bihar, Himachal Pradesh, Odisha and Jharkhand reported one fatality each, according to the health ministry data. On Thursday evening, the death toll stood at 169.