New Delhi: The death toll due to Coronavirus infection in India has soared to 50. Total COVID-19 cases in India stand at 1,965. At least 151 people have been discharged following treatment in hospitals across India. Also Read - Shameful! Stones Pelted at Health Workers in Indore as They Come For Coronavirus Screening
As per the ministry’s updated data on Thursday morning, nine fresh deaths were reported — four from Maharashtra, three from Madhya Pradesh and one each from Andhra Pradesh and Punjab. Also Read - With 4475 Deaths, Coronavirus Has Now Killed More People in The US Than the 9/11 Terror Attacks
Thus, Maharashtra has reported the most deaths (13) in the country so far, followed by Gujarat (6), Madhya Pradesh (6), Punjab (4), Karnataka (3), Telengana (3), West Bengal (3), Delhi (2), Jammu and Kashmir (2), Uttar Pradesh (2) and Kerala (2). Also Read - Coronavirus in Pakistan: Imran Khan Sets up Corona Tiger Force to do Jihad, 90K Applications Received
Tamil Nadu has seen the biggest rise in COVID-19 cases within 24 hours, with 160 people testing positive for the infection. So far, a total of 234 people have tested positive for the infection in the state.
Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Bihar and Himachal Pradesh have reported one death each.
The highest number of confirmed cases of the pandemic was reported from Maharashtra at 335 followed by Kerela with 265 infections and Tamil Nadu at 234 so far.
The number of cases in Delhi has gone up to 152.
Punjab has reported 46 COVID-19 cases while 43 cases have been detected in Haryana. The number of cases has risen to 37 in West Bengal. Bihar has 23 while Chandigarh has 16 and Ladakh has reported 13 cases.
Uttar Pradesh has reported 113 positive cases so far, while the cases in Karnataka have risen to 110 and in Telengana to 96. Rajasthan has reported 108 cases, Madhya Pradesh 99 cases, Andhra Pradesh 86, Gujarat 82, while Jammu and Kashmir has 62 positive patients so far.
A 52-year-old coronavirus patient died in Gujarat’s Vadodara district early Thursday morning, an official said. The man was admitted to SSG Hospital in Vadodara on March 19 after he returned from Sri Lanka and tested positive for coronavirus, principal secretary (health) Jayanti Ravi told reporters in Gandhinagar. With this, the COVID-29 death toll in the state has reached seven, she said.
The global death toll has neared 50,000, with over 9.3 Lakh people suffering from the infection.
(With agency inputs)