Novel coronavirus cases in India rise to 324. Here is a state-wise tally1 min read . Updated: 22 Mar 2020, 10:36 AM IST
- Maharashtra is worst hit with 63 confirmed cases as recorded on Saturday
- Kerala has the second highest number of cases at 52
The novel coronavirus cases in India rose to 324 on Sunday, according to Health Ministry data.
Of them, 41 are foreign nationals and Maharashtra is worst hit with 63 confirmed cases. Kerala has the second highest number of cases at 52.
Delhi has reported 27 positive cases, which include one foreigner, while Uttar Pradesh records 25 cases, including one foreigner.
Telangana has reported 21 cases, including 11 foreigners. Rajasthan has reported 24 cases, including two foreigners.
In Haryana, there are 17 cases, which include 14 foreigners.
Karnataka has 20 coronavirus patients. Punjab and Ladakh have 13 cases each. Gujarat has 14 cases while Jammu and Kashmir has four.
Tamil Nadu records six cases including two foreign nationals, Andhra Pradesh, Uttarakhand reported three cases each. West Bengal reported four cases. Odisha has two cases.
Puducherry, Chhattisgarh have reported one case each while positive cases in Chandigarh increased to five.
Several states also came out with fresh numbers of positive cases though these were not immediately taken into account by the health ministry.
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said 12 more fresh cases of coronavirus were reported on Saturday, taking the state's tally to 52. Tamil Nadu Health Minister C Vijaya Baskar said three foreign nationals under observation have tested positive and the total number of cases has risen to six.
A number of states and union territories announced measures aimed at curbing the spread of coronavirus.
In wake of this Covid-19 positive cases in the country, India is currently observing a 14-hour-long 'Janta Curfew' until 9 pm today.
"I request that all citizens become part of this nationwide campaign and make the fight against Corona a success," tweeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Earlier, the prime minister had asked all Indians to stay home on Sunday between 7 am and 9 pm to fight the rapidly-spreading coronavirus. "All citizens should follow janta curfew. No citizen should step out or congregate," he said in an address to the nation.
All markets and establishments except those dealing in essential goods and services will be closed for the day.
Several public services, including the Railways and metro services, are halted today during the public curfew.