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Coronavirus cases cross 1700-mark in India, death toll touch 52


The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in India crossed the 1,700-mark on Wednesday after over 90 new infections were reported across the country, while the death toll due to the pandemic increased to 52.

The active cases of COVID-19 stood at 1,238 as of Tuesday, as per the Union Health Ministry. The ministry added that over 120 people have been either cured or discharged and one had migrated.

On Wednesday, a total of five coronavirus casualties were reported in India–two each in Madhya Pradesh and West Bengal and one in Maharashtra.

With this, Maharashtra has reported the most deaths (12), followed by Telangana, Gujarat and West Bengal (6), Madhya Pradesh and Punjab (4) and three in Karnataka. Kerala, Delhi and Jammu and Kashmir have reported two deaths. Tamil Nadu, Bihar, and Himachal Pradesh have reported a fatality each.

Maharashtra, which has reported the highest number of cases of the deadly disease, saw 18 new cases on Wednesday, taking its tally to 320. Andhra Pradesh reported as many as 47 cases on Wednesday morning. With this, the total cases in Andhra have now climbed to 87.

Madhya Pradesh saw 20 more cases. The state tally now stands at 86.

Eight fresh cases were seen in Gujarat, taking its count to 82. A person was tested positive in Delhi. The total number of Covis-19 patients in Delhi has now risen to 121.

Two cases were reported in Bihar. The number of COVID-19 patients in Bihar is 25.

With 241 infections so far, Kerala is the second worst-hit state in terms of confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus. Tamil Nadu has 124 patients and Uttar Pradesh 101.

The number of COVID-19 cases in Delhi has gone up to 101 and there are 92 infections in Telangana. Rajasthan has reported 93 cases and Jammu and Kashmir 55. Punjab had till Wednesday morning recorded 41 infections. Forty coronavirus cases have been detected in Haryana.

The number of cases has risen to 27 in West Bengal. Ladakh and Chandigarh reported 13 cases each.

Ten cases have been reported from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Chhattisgarh has nine positive cases, while Uttarakhand has reported seven cases so far.

Goa has reported five coronavirus cases, while Odisha has reported four and Himachal Pradesh three cases each. Puducherry, Mizoram, and Manipur have reported a case each.

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