Coronavirus in India: Over 300 new cases take Covid-19 count past 1,900; Delhi total reaches 152
he total number of confirmed novel coronavirus cases in India crossed the 1,900-mark on Wednesday after over 300 new infections were reported across the country, while the death toll due to the pandemic climbed rose to 54.
On Wednesday, Andhra Pradesh reported staggering 43 new cases by afternoon. At least 20 cases were reported from Madhya Pradesh, followed by 19 from Maharashtra, Rajasthan 13, Gujarat eight, four each from Karnataka and Assam, Punjab three, while Bihar reported two new cases and Delhi one. Follow LIVE UPDATES on coronavirus outbreak
With this, Maharashtra has reported the most deaths (12), followed by Telangana, Gujarat and West Bengal (6), Madhya Pradesh and Punjab (4) and three in Karnataka. Kerala, Delhi and Jammu and Kashmir have reported two deaths. Tamil Nadu, Bihar and Himachal Pradesh have reported a fatality each.
Maharashtra, which has reported the highest number of cases of the deadly disease, saw 18 new cases on Wednesday, taking its tally to 320. Andhra Pradesh reported as many as 43 cases on Wednesday morning. With this, the total cases in Andhra have now climbed to 87.
Madhya Pradesh saw 20 more cases. The state tally now stands at 86.
Eight fresh cases were seen in Gujarat, taking its count to 82. A person was tested positive in Delhi. The total number of Covis-19 patients in Delhi has now risen to 152.
Two cases were reported in Bihar. The number of Covid-19 patients in Bihar is 25.
With 241 infections so far, Kerala is the second worst-hit state in terms of confirmed cases of novel coronavirus. Tamil Nadu has 124 patients and Uttar Pradesh 101.
The number of Covid-19 cases in Delhi has gone up to 101 and there are 92 infections in Telangana. Rajasthan has reported 106 cases and Jammu and Kashmir 55. Punjab had till Wednesday morning recorded 41 infections. Forty coronavirus cases have been detected in Haryana.
The number of cases has risen to 27 in West Bengal. Ladakh and Chandigarh reported 13 cases each.
Ten cases have been reported from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Chhattisgarh has nine positive cases, while Uttarakhand has reported seven cases so far.
Goa has reported five coronavirus cases, while Odisha has reported four and Himachal Pradesh three cases each. Puducherry, Mizoram and Manipur have reported a case each.
The government is focusing its attention on 10 hotspots across the country in its effort to control the spread of Covid-19
Nizamuddin West in Delhi: The south Delhi locality emerged as an epicentre after thousands of people took part in a Tablighi Jamaat congregation from March 1-15.
Dilshad Garden in Delhi: The northeast Delhi locality made headlines when a woman with a travel history to Saudi Arabia tested positive for coronavirus and infected her daughter as well as two relatives in Jehangirpuri close by. She also came in contact with a mohalla’ clinic doctor in Maujpur, who was infected with the disease. The doctor, who is believed have come into contract with hundreds of people, later transmitted the infection to his wife.
Rajasthan’s Bhilwara: Of total 83 cases detected in Rajasthan, 26 are from the textile town of Bhilwara.
Noida in Uttar Prdaesh: So far, the district has recorded 38 cases, the highest for any district in UP. Meerut is another hostpot.
Mumbai in Maharashtra: After several cases of random people testing positive for Covid-19 emerged on Monday in Mumbai, the state health department declared Koliwada area of Worli and the Goregaon suburb as two hotspots. In Mumbai, the novel coronavirus has claimed eight lives and there are 167 positive cases. Forty-six cases were reported in Pune as on Tuesday.
Ahmedabad in Gujarat: Of 73 coronavirus cases registered in Gujarat so far, the highest number of 23 cases has been detected in Ahmedabad district, mostly in Ahmedabad city.
Kasaragod in Kerala: Kasaragod is one of the worst affected districts in the country with the number of positive cases standing at 99, while over 7,725 people are under observation. A total of 163 people are in isolation wards. Over 7,254 people are under observation in Pathanamthitta