India’s confirmed coronavirus cases cross 900-mark, death toll at 19: Here’s state-wise tally
- The total number of active cases in the country rose to 819, while 80 patients have been cured and discharged
- While Maharashtra with 180 cases has the most number of Covid-19 patients, Kerala comes second in the list with 176 confirmed cases
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in India rose to 918 on Saturday, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Of them, nine cases are being assigned to states to initiate contact tracing and 47 are foreign nationals.
The total number of active cases in the country rose to 819, while 80 patients have been cured and discharged, including one migrated patient.
The number of deaths due to the infection stood at 19. Deaths have so far been reported from Maharashtra (5), Gujarat (3), Karnataka (2), Madhya Pradesh (2) and one each from Tamil Nadu, Bihar, Punjab, Delhi, West Bengal, Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh.
While Maharashtra with 180 cases has the most number of Covid-19 patients, Kerala comes second in the list with 176 confirmed cases, as of 5:45 pm according to the Ministry. The number of confirmed coronavirus infections worldwide topped 600,000 on Saturday as new cases stacked up quickly in Europe and the United States.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday announced a 21-day lockdown in the entire country effective from midnight to deal with the spread of coronavirus, saying that “social distancing” is the only option to combat the disease.
“Doctors across country being trained on management of Covid-19 patients with the help of AIIMS, Delhi,” said a Health Ministry official
“Rigorous contact-tracing underway; focus is on setting dedicated Covid-19 hospitals,” said the official.
Here’s the state-wise tally of Covid-19 across the country
Andaman and Nicobar Islands 6
Andhra Pradesh 14
Himachal Pradesh 3
Madhya Pradesh 30
Tamil Nadu 40
Jammu and Kashmir 20
Uttar Pradesh 55
West Bengal 15