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India’s COVID-19 case tally breaches 21k-mark, death toll rises to 681


The number of positive coronavirus cases in the country increased to 21,393 as the death toll rose to 681 on Thursday, according to the Union Health Ministry.

While the active COVID-19 cases stood at 16,454, the number of recovered cases was 4,257 along with one patient who has migrated.

A total of 29 deaths were reported since Wednesday evening, out of which 18 were reported from Maharashtra, eight from Gujarat, two from Rajasthan, and one from Delhi, the ministry said.

The number of deaths in Gujarat rose to 103 as Maharashtra continued to top the table with 269 COVID-19 related deaths. Madhya Pradesh is third on the list with 80 deaths followed by Delhi at 48, Rajasthan at 27, Andhra Pradesh at 24, and Telangana at 23.

Meanwhile, Uttar Pradesh reported 21 deaths, whereas Tamil Nadu (18), Karnataka (17), Punjab (16), and West Bengal (15) didn’t report any deaths on Thursday.

Till now, the deadly virus has claimed five lives in Jammu and Kashmir, three lives each in Kerala, Jharkhand, and Haryana. According to the ministry data, Bihar has reported two deaths, while Meghalaya, Himachal Pradesh, Odisha, and Assam have registered one death each.

The highest number of confirmed cases in India continues to be from Maharashtra at 5,652, followed by Gujarat at 2,407, Delhi at 2,248, Rajasthan at 1,890, Tamil Nadu at 1,629, and Madhya Pradesh at 1,592.

Meanwhile, the cases have surged to 1,449 in Uttar Pradesh, 945 in Telangana, and 813 in Andhra Pradesh.

The number of cases rose to 456 in West Bengal, 438 in Kerala, 427 in Karnataka, 407 in Jammu and Kashmir, 262 in Haryana, and 251 in Punjab.

Bihar and Odisha reported 143 and 83 coronavirus cases respectively, with the number of cases standing at 49 in Jharkhand and 46 in Uttar Pradesh.

Himachal Pradesh has 40 cases and while the number stands at 36 in Chhattisgarh. 35 cases have been reported from Assam so far, along with 27 from Chandigarh and 18 cases each from Ladakh and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands each. Meghalaya has reported 12 cases till now.

Goa and Puducherry have registered seven COVID-19 cases each. Manipur and Tripura have two cases each, while Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh have reported one case each.

Amidst the 40-day nationwide lockdown, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be interacting with the chief ministers of states via video conference on 27 April.

Meanwhile, on Thursday, President Ram Nath Kovind approved The Epidemic Diseases (Amendment) Ordinance, 2020 which provides stricter punishments for attacks against health workers.

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