India Registers Over 17,000 Cases, Death Toll Climbs to 543

India Registers Over 17,000 Cases, Death Toll Climbs to 543

Over 500 people have died due to the novel coronavirus in India while the total confirmed cases of infection in the country have crossed the 17,000-mark.

As per the Union Health Ministry’s figures, India’s COVID-19 death toll climbed to 543 with 36 fatalities in the last 24 hours, ending Monday morning. The ministry added that 1,553 new cases of coronavirus were reported in these 24 hours, taking the total number of cases in India to 17,265.

The total cases include 14,175 active cases while 2,546 have either been cured or discharged while one has migrated, the ministry said. The Union Health Ministry's figure also includes 77 foreign nationals.

The highest number of confirmed cases in India is from Maharashtra (4,203), followed by Delhi (2,003), Gujarat (1,743), Madhya Pradesh (1,407) and Tamil Nadu (1,477).

The number of Covid-19 cases has gone up to 1,478 in Rajasthan and 1,084 in Uttar Pradesh. Telangana has 844 cases, Andhra Pradesh 646 and Kerala 402.

The number of cases has risen to 390 in Karnataka, 350 in Jammu and Kashmir, 339 in West Bengal, 233 in Haryana and 219 in Punjab. Bihar has reported 93 coronavirus cases, while Odisha has 68 such cases.

Forty-four people have been infected with the virus in Uttarakhand, 42 in Jharkhand and Himachal Pradesh has 39 cases.

While Chhattisgarh has 36 cases, Assam has 35. Chandigarh has 26 COVID-19 cases, Ladakh 18, while 15 cases have been reported from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

Meghalaya has reported 11 cases, while Goa and Puducherry have seven COVID-19 patients each. Manipur and Tripura have two cases each, while Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh have reported a case each.