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Close to 19k coronavirus cases in India, death toll surpasses 600-mark


The total number of novel coronavirus cases in India is inching towards the 19,000-mark on Tuesday evening while the death toll due to the deadly virus crossed the 600-mark.

According to figures updated by the Union Health Ministry on Tuesday evening, India’s total number of coronavirus positive cases climbed to 18,985. These include 15,122 active cases while 3,259 people have either been cured or discharged and one has migrated. The total number of cases includes 77 foreign nationals.

The ministry added that the death toll reached 603.

According to the health ministry’s data, the highest number of confirmed cases in the country are from Maharashtra (4,669), followed by Delhi (2,081), Gujarat (2,066), Rajasthan (1,576), Madhya Pradesh (1,540) and Tamil Nadu (1,520).

The number of COVID-19 cases has gone up to 1,294 in Uttar Pradesh, 919 in Telangana, 757 in Andhra Pradesh and 408 in Kerala.

The number of cases has risen to 415 in Karnataka, 368 in Jammu and Kashmir, 392 in West Bengal, 254 in Haryana and 245 in Punjab. Bihar has reported 114 coronavirus cases, while Odisha has 74 such cases.

Forty-six people have been infected with the virus in Uttarakhand and Jharkhand each. Himachal Pradesh has 39 cases, Chhattisgarh has 36, while Assam has registered 35 infections so far.

Chandigarh has 26 COVID-19 cases, Ladakh 18, while 16 cases have been reported from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

Meghalaya has reported 11 cases, while Goa and Puducherry have seven coronavirus patients each.

Manipur and Tripura have two cases each, while Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh have reported a case each.

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