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Coronavirus Outbreak: India Sees Highest Rise In COVID-19 Cases With 478 Cases In Last 24 Hours

The Total Number Of COVID-19 Positive Cases In The Country Stands At 2,547, According To The Latest Figure Released By The Ministry Of Health And Family Welfare.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Pawas Kumar | Updated on: 03 Apr 2020, 10:42:34 PM
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The total number of coronavirus positive cases in India has risen to 2,547 (Photo Credit: File Photo)

New Delhi:

India saw the highest ever spike of novel coronavirus positive cases on Friday with 478 case being recorded in the last 24 hours. The total number of COVID-19 positive cases in the country climbed to at 2,547 by Friday evening, according to the figures released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The number of active COVID-19 cases stands at 2,322, while 162 people were either cured or discharged and one had migrated, the ministry stated. The 2,547 figure includes 55 foreign nationals.

According to the updated data, six deaths were reported since Friday morning- four were from Telengana and one each from Gujarat and Punjab. (Coronavirus Outbreak: What Happened On Friday)

Maharashtra has reported the most number of deaths (16) so far, followed by Gujarat (8), Telengana(7), Madhya Pradesh (6), Punjab (5), Delhi (4), Karnataka (3), West Bengal (3), Jammu and Kashmir (2), Uttar Pradesh (2) and Kerala (2). Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Bihar and Himachal Pradesh have reported a death each.

The highest number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus infection was reported from Maharashtra at 335 followed by Tamil Nadu with 309 infections and Kerela with 286 cases.

The number of cases in Delhi has gone up to 219, in Uttar Pradesh to 172, in Rajasthan to 167, in Telengana158 and Andhra Pradesh to 132.

The cases in Karnataka have risen to 124, Madhya Pradesh has reported 104 cases so far, Gujarat 95 while Jammu and Kashmir has 75 positive patients.

The number of cases have risen to 63 in West Bengal. Haryana has reported 49 cases of COVID-19 so far followed by Punjab with 48 cases.

Bihar has 29 cases, Chandigarh 18, Assam 16 and Ladakh has reported 14 cases so far. Ten cases have been reported from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

Uttarakhand has reported 10 cases while Chhattisgarh has nine positive patients. Goa and Himachal Pradesh have have reported six coronavirus cases each. Odisha and Puducherry have five cases each. Jhakhand and Manipur have reported two cases each while Mizoram and Arunachal Pradeh have reported a case each. (With PTI Inputs)

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First Published : 03 Apr 2020, 08:31:23 PM

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