New Delhi: With 336 new cases detected in the past 24 hours, the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in India mounted to 2301, the Union Health Ministry said on Friday. The figure also includes 56 deaths, 55 foreign nationals and 157 people who have been discharged from hospitals after their treatment. Also Read - Indian Boxing Team Doctor Tests Positive For COVID-19
According to the Health Ministry data, Maharashtra remained the worst hit state with a total number of positive cases rising to 335, followed by Tamil Nadu which has 309 cases. Then comes Kerala, with at least 286 cases. The total number of cases in Delhi are 219. Also Read - Iran Reports 2,349 New Coronavirus Cases; Total Tally at 259,652
Karnataka has reported 124 cases. There are 133 cases in Rajasthan, 107 in Telangana, 132 in Andhra Pradesh and 113 in Uttar Pradesh. Madhya Pradesh has reported 99 cases, Jammu and Kashmir has 70, Punjab has 46 cases, West Bengal has 53, Gujarat 87, Haryana has 43 cases, Bihar 24, Chandigarh has 18, Assam 16, Ladakh has 14 coronavirus cases as per the Health Ministry data. Also Read - Bengaluru Lockdown Extension News: Bengaluru to Come Under Complete Shutdown From Today, Won’t be Extended Beyond July 22 | Check Details
Most number of casualties have been reported from Maharashtra, at least 16 deaths. Other states and UTs that have reported casualties are Andhra Pradesh (1), Bihar (1), Delhi (4), Gujarat (7), Himachal Pradesh (1), J&k (2), Karnataka (3), Kerala (2), Madhya Pradesh (6), Punjab (4), Tamil Nadu (1), Telangana (3), Uttar Pradesh (2) and West Bengal (3).
Meanwhile the global coronavirus toll crossed 51,000 with Italy (13,915) and Spain (10,096) accounting for nearly half the fatalities, while the number of cases were fast approaching a million, with the US having over a fifth of them, as per the Johns Hopkins University’s Coronavirus Resource Centre. According to the reports, the toll stood at 51,335 and the total number of cases around the world at 998,047.