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Coronavirus: COVID-19 Cases In India Rise To 979, Death Count Up To 25, Says Health Ministry

These 979 COVID-19 Cases Include 87 Cases Who Have Been Cured/discharged/migrated And 25 People Who Died Due To The Virus.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Pawas Kumar | Updated on: 29 Mar 2020, 01:01:16 PM
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New Delhi:

The total number of coronavirus cases in India has risen to 979, according to the latest figures released by Union health ministry. These 979 COVID-19 cases include 87 cases who have been cured/discharged/migrated and 25 people who died due to the virus. There are 867 active cases of COVID-19 in the country. More than 30,000 people have died worldwide in the COVID-19 pandemic, two-thirds of them in Europe, according to an AFP tally. (Coronavirus Outbreak: Live Updates)

There are at least 931 Indian nationals and 48 foreign nationals who have been affected by the disease. The data was released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare at 10 am. The ministry reported fresh deaths in six states on Sunday. The ministry reported one death each from Delhi, Gurjarat, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra and Telengana.

Maharashtra has the highest number of deaths at six followed by Gujarat (4), Karnataka (3), Madhya Pradesh (2), Delhi (2) and one each from Kerala, Telengana, Tamil Nadu, Bihar, Punjab, West Bengal, Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh.

Maharashtra also has reported the highest number of COVID-19 cases so far at 186, including three foreign nationals, followed by Kerala at 182, including eight foreign nationals.

In Telangana, the number of cases has gone up to 66, including 10 foreigners while Karnataka has reported 76 cases till now. The number of cases in Rajasthan has climbed to 54, including two foreigners.

Uttar Pradesh has reported 55 cases, including a foreigner while in Gujarat, it has gone up to 53, including one foreign national.

In Tamil Nadu 42 people, including six foreigners, have tested positive, while the number of positive cases in Delhi has gone up to 39, including a foreigner.

Punjab has reported 38 cases, while 33 COVID-19 cases have so far been detected in Haryana, including 14 foreigners.

Madhya Pradesh has recorded 30 cases, Jammu and Kashmir 31, West Bengal 17, Andhra Pradesh 14 and Ladakh has reported 13 COVID-19 cases.

Bihar has nine cases, Chandigarh eight and Chhattisgarh has reported six cases so far. (With Agency Inputs)

Uttarakhand has six cases, including a foreigner. Himachal Pradesh and Odisha have reported three cases each. Nine cases have been reported from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Goa has reported three coronavirus cases.

Puducherry, Mizoram and Manipur have reported one case each.

The novel coronavirus cases have seen a surge in states and UTs like Andhra Pradesh, Punjab, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Karnataka, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Chandigarh and Jammu and Kashmir apart from Maharashtra and Kerala, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi. Number of cases also arose in Telangana, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu and Rajasthan.

The Health Ministry said that 15,24,266 passengers were screened at the airport.

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First Published : 29 Mar 2020, 10:24:10 AM

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