Death toll rises to 377, steep rise in COVID 19 cases ring alarm bells

Death toll rises to 377, steep rise in COVID 19 cases ring alarm bells

Death toll rises to 377, steep rise in COVID 19 cases ring alarm bells

New Delhi , Apr 15:

The death toll due to coronavirus rose to 377 while the number of cases in the country climbed to 11,439 today, according to the Union Health Ministry.

While the number of active COVID-19 cases stood at 9,756, as many as 1305 people have been cured and discharged, and one had migrated, it said.

The total number of cases include 76 foreign nationals.

As many as 24 deaths have been reported since Tuesday evening, of which 18 were reported from Maharashtra, two each from Delhi and Gujarat, one each from Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.

Of the total 377 deaths, Maharashtra tops the tally with 178 deaths, followed by Madhya Pradesh at 50, Delhi at 30, Gujarat at 28 and Telangana at 17. Punjab and Tamil Nadu have reported 12 deaths each. Karnatakahas reported 10 fatalities while Andhra Pradesh reported nine deaths.

West Bengal has reported seven deaths while five people have lost their lives in Uttar Pradesh.

Jammu and Kashmir has reported four fatalities each while Kerala, Haryana and Rajasthan have recorded three deaths each. Jharkhand has reported two deaths.

Bihar, Himachal Pradesh, Odisha and Assam reported one fatality each, according to the health ministry data.

However, a PTI tally of figures reported by various states as on Tuesday evening showed 389 deaths.

The number of reported covid-19 cases in India rose by 28 percent over the past two days

There has been a lag in the Union Health Ministry figures, compared to the number of deaths announced by different states, which officials attribute to procedural delays in assigning the cases to individual states.

According to the ministry’s data updated in the morning, the highest number of confirmed cases in the country are from Maharashtra at 2,687 followed by Delhi at 1,561 and Tamil Nadu at 1,204.

COVID-19 cases have gone up to 969 in Rajasthan followed by 730 in Madhya Pradesh, 660 in Uttar Pradesh and 650 in Gujarat.

Telangana has 624 cases, followed by Andhra Pradesh at 483 and Kerala at 387. Goa and Puducherry have reported seven COVID-19 infections each, Manipur and Tripura have two cases each, while Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalaya have reported a case each.

“State-wise distribution is subject to further verification and reconciliation,” the ministry said on its website.

The website also mentions that the patient from Nagaland has been shifted to Assam.

Ranjini Trinitymirror

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