Coronavirus cases in India surge to 873, death toll at 19. State-wise tally2 min read . Updated: 28 Mar 2020, 01:16 PM IST
- Nine people including a ten-month old baby tested positive for COVID-19 in Karnataka on Friday
- Maharashtra is the hardest-hit state with 180 coronavirus positive cases
The total number of coronavirus cases in India has surged to 873. As many as 145 patients were diagnosed positive with COVID-19 infection on Friday. This was the highest number of COVID-19 cases the country has recorded so far in a single day.
Out of the total patients, 826 are Indians while 47 are foreign nationals. There are 775 active coronavirus patients in the country, reported Ministry of Health and Welfare.
Till now, 79 people have been cured or discharged. The death toll in India has surged to 19. Deaths have been recorded from the various parts of the country. Five deaths were reported from Maharashtra, three from Gujarat, two each from Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka and one each from Delhi, Punjab, Gujarat, West Bengal, Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh.
Maharashtra is the hardest-hit state with 180 coronavirus positive cases. The state has now highest coronavirus cases in India. With 39 fresh cases, the total number of coronavirus patients in Kerala has climbed to 173.
Karnataka has so far reported 55 COVID-19 case. Nine people including a ten-month old baby tested positive for COVID-19 in Karnataka on Friday. Three more positive cases from Rajkot were reported from Gujarat, raising the total number of infected patients in the state to 45.
The national capital has witnessed 39 coronavirus positive cases while Rajasthan has confirmed 45 COVID-19 patients. At present, there are 48 coronavirus positive cases in Telangana. The total number of coronavirus patients stands at 18 in Jammu and Kashmir. Ladakh has so far reported 13 cases.
The number of coronavirus patients in Madhya Pradesh has climbed to 20 after five more people from Bhopal diagnosed with COVID-19 on Thursday. As many as 45 people have been diagnosed with COVID-19 infection in Uttar Pradesh. Andhra Pradesh has seen 14 coronavirus cases.
Bihar has so far confirmed nine coronavirus patients while Chandigarh has witnessed seven COVID-19 positive cases. West Bengal recorded its highest number of COVID-19 positive cases in a single day with five persons testing positive for the infection on Friday. Punjab has confirmed 38 COVID-19 cases while Haryana has recorded 33 coronavirus patients.
There are four coronavirus patients in Uttarakhand, three each in Goa and Himachal Pradesh and six in Chhattisgarh. Mizoram and Manipur have reported one COVID-19 case each. Andaman and Nicobar Islands has confirmed two coronavirus cases.
Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) continues to maintain that there is no evidence of community transmission in the country yet.
More than half a million people in the world were infected with deadly coronavirus, said the head of the World Health Organization (WHO). The deadly virus killed more than 20,000 globally. Italy remains the worst-hit country in the world with more than 7,500 casualties.