Nearly 12,000 infected in India, death toll close to 400
The total number of coronavirus cases in India is about to cross the 12,000-mark and the death toll is inching towards 400. The health ministry has reported 392 deaths till Wednesday, the latest figures for Thursday morning are awaited. Maharashtra has reported the most number of cases where nearly 3,000 people are infected.
Death toll in Maharashtra is also the highest. Maharashtra is followed by Delhi, which has reported over 1,500 cases but still has half the number of cases compared to Maharashtra. The number of active Covid-19 cases stood in India is 10,197 while the Centre said as many as 1,343 people have been cured and discharged.
Of the total 392 deaths, Maharashtra has the highest toll with 178 fatalities, followed by Madhya Pradesh at 53. Delhi and Gujarat have reported 30 deaths each and Telangana has seen 18 deaths. Punjab has reported 13 deaths, Tamil Nadu 12 while Uttar Pradesh and Karnataka have reported 11 deaths each. According to ICMR data, India has tested 2,44,893 people so far while experts insist these numbers need to go up at a faster pace and India must ramp up tests across the country.