India’s COVID-19 death toll rises to 68, number of cases to 2,902

New Delhi: The number of COVID-19 cases in the country climbed to 2,902 today while the death toll rose to 68, according to the Union Health Ministry.

The number of active COVID-19 cases stands at 2,650, while 183 people were either cured or discharged and one had migrated to another country, it said.

As per the Ministry’s updated data on coronavirus cases Saturday morning, six fresh deaths were reported — three from Maharahtra, two from Delhi and one from Gujarat.

Thus, Maharashtra has reported the most deaths (19) so far, followed by Gujarat (9), Telengana (7), Madhya Pradesh (6), Delhi (6), Punjab (5), Karnataka (3), West Bengal (3), Jammu and Kashmir (2), Uttar Pradesh (2) and Kerala (2).

Andhra Pradesh,Tamil Nadu, Bihar and Himachal Pradesh have reported a death each. The figure of 2,902 includes 55 foreign nationals.

The highest number of confirmed cases of the pandemic was reported from Maharashtra at 423 followed by Tamilnadu with 411 infections. The number of cases in Delhi has gone up to 386, in Kerala to 295, in Rajasthan to 179 and in Uttar Pradesh to 174.

In Andhra Pradesh, cases have increased to 161 while Telengana has 158 positive patients so far. The cases in Karnataka have risen to 128. Madhya Pradesh has reported 104 cases so far, Gujarat 95 while Jammu and Kashmir has 75 positive patients so far.

The number of cases has risen to 63 in West Bengal. Punjab has reported 53 cases of COVID-19 so far followed by Haryana with 49 cases. Bihar has 29, Assam has 24, Chandigarh 18, Uttarakhand 16 and Ladakh has reported 14 cases so far.

Ten cases have been reported from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Chhattisgarh has nine positive patients so far. Goa and Himachal Pradesh have have reported six coronavirus cases each. Odisha and Puducherry have five cases each.  Jhakhand and Manipur have reported two cases each while Mizoram and Arunachal Pradeh have reported a case each.

Maharashtra tally jumps to 537

With as many as 47 persons testing positive for coronavirus in Maharashtra, the figure of such patients in the state jumped to 537 today, officials said.

The number of such patients till Friday night was 490, they said. As per the updates given by the public health department, in Mumbai there are 28 new patients in the last 12 hours, 15 in the Mumbai metropolitan region (excluding Mumbai), two in Pune and one each in Amravati and Pimpri Chinchwad.

“Wear mask when you come out”

The Union government today reportedly asked people to wear masks whenever they come out of homes. This is as part of safety measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19.