Maharashtra was the worst hit state, followed by Kerala and Karnataka
87 coronavirus patients have been cured/discharged across the country
As the country entered Day 5 of a 21-day lockdown, the total coronavirus cases in the country has risen to 979, according to the latest figures released today from Union Health Ministry. This includes 48 foreign nationals. The death toll has increased to 25. Meanwhile, 87 patients have been cured/discharged across the country. Maharashtra reported 186 coronavirus positive cases, followed by Kerala at 182 and Karnataka at 76.
Here is state-wise tally of total coronavirus cases in the country:
Maharashtra - 186 ( including 3 foreign nationals)
Manipur - 1
Mizoram - 1
Odisha - 3
Puducherry - 1
Punjab - 38
Rajasthan - 54 ( including 2 foreign nationals)
Tamil Nadu - 42 ( including 6 foreign nationals)
Telengana - 66 ( including 10 foreign nationals)
Uttarakhand - 6 ( including 1 foreign national)
Uttar Pradesh - 55 ( including 1 foreign national)
West Bengal - 17
Globally, the death toll from coronavirus has crossed 30,000 with Italy seeing the highest casualty. Italy alone had more than 10,000 dead while the US ranked sixth in deaths, after Italy, Spain, China, Iran and France. Spain on Saturday reported over 800 deaths and over 8,000 news cases.
Confirmed coronavirus-related deaths in the US doubled in two days, surpassing 2,000 on Saturday.
Italy reported 889 deaths in a 24-hour period ending Saturday evening in the country, compared to 969 a day earlier, which was a one-day high in the country which has the world’s highest number of deaths of persons with confirmed cases of the coronavirus. The day-to-day rise in new cases was just under 6,000, about the same as the previous day’s figure
China reported five deaths and 45 new confirmed coronavirus cases in the 24 hours through midnight Saturday. All the deaths were in Hubei province, where the virus first emerged in December. The country's health authorities said all but one of the new cases were people who were infected abroad. (With Agency Inputs)
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