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India’s COVID-19 death toll surges to 718 as cases cross 23k


The death toll due to the novel coronavirus reached a staggering 718 while the number of positive cases rose to 23,077 in the country on Friday, according to the Union Health Ministry.

The total number includes 17,610 active COVID-19 cases and 4,748 cases where patients have recovered.

Meanwhile, according to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) a total of 23,502 samples have been confirmed positive for coronavirus so far.

Out of 32 deaths reported since Thursday evening, 14 cases were reported from Maharashtra, nine from Gujarat, three from Uttar Pradesh, and two each from Delhi, Madhya Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.

Maharashtra continues to top the table with 283 deaths, followed by Gujarat at 112, Madhya Pradesh at 83, Delhi at 50, Rajasthan, and Andhra Pradesh at 27 each.

The death toll reached 24 each in Uttar Pradesh and Telangana, 20 in Tamil Nadu, and 17 in Karnataka.

Punjab has reported 16 deaths, while West Bengal registered 15 fatalities. The disease has claimed five lives in Jammu and Kashmir, while Kerala, Jharkhand, and Haryana have recorded three COVID-19 deaths each.

Bihar has recorded two deaths, while Meghalaya, Himachal Pradesh, Odisha, and Assam have reported one fatality each, according to the health ministry’s recent data.

According to the ministry’s data updated on Friday morning, Maharashtra is the worst affected state with 6,430 COVID-19 cases. As many as 478 new coronavirus cases were reported in Mumbai alone on Thursday, taking the tally of cases in the city to 4,232.

Gujarat continues to see a steady rise with 2,624 cases, followed by Delhi at 2,376, Rajasthan at 1,964, Madhya Pradesh at 1,699, and Tamil Nadu at 1,683.

The number of COVID-19 cases surged to 1,510 in Uttar Pradesh, 960 in Telangana, and 895 in Andhra Pradesh.

The number of cases increased to 514 in West Bengal, 447 in Kerala, 445 in Karnataka, 427 in Jammu and Kashmir, 277 in Punjab, and 272 in Haryana.

Bihar has reported 153 coronavirus cases, while Odisha has 90 cases. In Jharkhand, the number stands at 53, 47 in Uttarakhand, and 40 in Himachal Pradesh.

Meanwhile, Chhattisgarh and Assam have registered 36 COVID-19 related infections each so far. Chandigarh has 27 COVID-19 cases, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands 22, while 18 cases have been reported from Ladakh.

Meghalaya has reported 12 cases, and Goa and Puducherry continue to have seven COVID-19 cases each. Manipur and Tripura have two cases each, while Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh have reported a case each.

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