India’s COVID-19 tally reaches 35,043, death toll at 1,147
With 1,993 more COVID-19 cases reported in the last 24 hours, India’s tally of coronavirus cases stands at 35,043 on Friday, said the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
The total tally is inclusive of 25,007 active cases, 8,888 patients cured/discharged and one patient migrated. With 73 more deaths in the last 24 hours, the total number of deaths due to the coronavirus rises 1,147. According to the ministry, Maharashtra has the most COVID-19 cases with 10498 cases including 1773 patients cured/discharged and 459 patients dead. Gujarat is second on the list with 4,395 cases that include 613 patients cured and 214 patients succumbing to the deadly virus. Delhi’s tally of positive coronavirus cases stands at 3,515 cases of which 1,094 patients have been cured while the death toll stands at 59. Goa (seven cases), Tripura (two cases), Arunachal Pradesh (one case) and Manipur (two cases), all patients who were infected by the virus in these states have been cured and no new case has been reported.
13:28 IST: 583 new COVID-19 cases, 27 more deaths reported in Maharashtra
583 new cases and 27 deaths were reported in Maharashtra today. “A total of 10,498 positive COVID-19 cases and 459 deaths have been reported in the state till date. The mortality rate stands at 4.37 per cent,” Maharashtra Health Department said today. A total of 35,043 confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported in India. 8,889 persons have recovered or migrated, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Friday.
11:10 IST: Bihar Deputy CM urges Centre to arrange trains to bring back stranded workers and students
Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Modi has urged the Centre to help arrange special trains to bring back state’s migrant workers and students that are stranded in other parts of the country due to the nationwide lockdown. “It is not possible to bring lakhs of people, including migrant workers and students, who are stranded in other states in buses. I appeal to the Central Government to arrange special trains for them keeping social distancing in mind,” the Bihar Deputy CM told ANI. “Bringing people back to the state through buses would not be feasible as it would take six to seven days for buses for the trip. It will take months to get people back home if we were to do so by buses,” he added.
10:50 IST: 33 more COVID-19 cases in Rajasthan, state tally reaches 2,617
33 more COVID-19 cases were reported from Rajasthan on Friday, taking the total number of coronavirus cases in the state to 2,617, said the state Health Department.
There have also been 61 deaths due to the infection in the state, the Health Department said. Out of the total COVID-19 cases in Rajasthan, 913 are from Jaipur, 511 from Jodhpur, 204 from Kota and 161 from Ajmer among others.