New Delhi: As Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to meet the chief ministers of all states to discuss the way forward to battle the spread of COVID-19, the increasing national tally indicates that the states are not in a position to ease the lockdown on April 15. While Odisha, Punjab and Rajasthan have already extended the lockdown period, other states will take a decision only after today’s meeting. But here’s a reality check. Also Read - Delhi Records Over COVID 5000 Fresh Cases For Second Consecutive Day, Death Toll Mounts to 6423
|S. No.||Name of State / UT||Total Confirmed cases (Including 71 foreign Nationals)||Cured/Discharged/|
|2||Andaman and Nicobar Islands||11||0||0|
|13||Jammu and Kashmir||207||6||4|
|Total number of confirmed cases in India||7447*||643||239|
|*States wise distribution is subject to further verification and reconciliation|
Maharashtra: The first state to record 100 deaths, Maharashtra is the worst hit and is in a vulnerable position. The spread of the infection in Mumbai’s Dharavi, the largest slum of Asia, is another reason to worry. It is also the first state to breach the 1,000-mark of the number of positive cases. Also Read - Aarogya Setu App Issue: Centre to Take Action Against Officials Responsible For Info Lapses
Next comes Madhya Pradesh with 33 deaths, Gujarat 19, Delhi 13, Punjab 11. Kerala, despite its the centre of the first outbreak, ranks high on recovery rate. Also Read - Maharashtra Extends Lockdown Till Nov 30, Shutdown to Continue in Containment Zones
Coming to other states, the cases have gone up to 553 in Rajasthan, while they have risen to 473 in Telangana.
Uttar Pradesh has 431 cases so far, followed by Kerala at 364 cases. Andhra Pradesh has reported 363 coronavirus cases. Novel coronavirus cases have risen to 435 in Madhya Pradesh, 308 in Gujarat, 207 in Karnataka and 177 in Haryana. Jammu and Kashmir has 207 cases, West Bengal has 116 and Punjab has 132 positive patients so far.
Odisha has reported 48 coronavirus cases. Sixty people were infected with the virus in Bihar while Uttarakhand has 35 patients and Assam 29. Chandigarh has 18 cases, Himachal 28, while Ladakh has 15 and Jharkhand has 14 positive patients so far. Eleven cases have been reported from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands while 18 were reported from Chhattisgarh
Goa has reported seven COVID-19 infections, followed by Puducherry at five cases. Manipur has two while Tripura, Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh have reported one case each.