Indian health workers carry a body of a police officer, who died from coronavirus, for his burial in New Delhi. Reuters
The total number of Covid-19 cases in the country climbed to 31,332 on Wednesday morning, the Union Health Ministry said. Of the total cases, 22,629 are active, 7,695 people have recovered, and 1007 people have succumbed to the disease.
Maharashtra remained the worst-hit state with the total number of cases rising to 9,318, with 400 deaths and 1,388 people recovering from the deadly virus.
Gujarat was the next which has reported 3,744 cases so far followed by Delhi which has reported 3,314 cases, according to the Health Ministry data.
The other states which have seen sharp rise in cases are Madhya Pradesh (2,387), Rajasthan (2,364), Tamil Nadu (2,058) and Uttar Pradesh (2,053).
Andhra Pradesh has reported 1259 cases so far out of which 258 have recovered and 31 people have died in the state.
Bihar has seen a spike in cases with number rising to 366 out of which 64 have recovered and discharged and two people have died in the state.
After a day of respite, the Union Territory of Chandigarh reported rise in cases. The tally has gone up to 56 in the UT.
In Delhi, the number of infected cases has risen to 3314 out of which 1078 have recovered and 54 people have died.
Gujarat is another state which has seen continuous rise in cases. The tally has gone up to 3744 out of which 434 have recovered, according to the health ministry data.
Haryana has reported 310 cases so far, out of which 209 have been discharged and 3 people have died.
The tally in the union territory of Jammu and Kashmir has risen to 565 till Wednesday morning, out of which 176 have been discharged and eight deaths have been reported so far.
Karnataka's tally has gone up to 523 out of which 207 have recovered and 20 people have died in the state. Kerala has reported 485 cases so far while 219 have been discharged and 4 people have died in the state due to coronavirus.
Madhya Pradesh continues to report more infected cases. The tally has risen to 2387 while 377 have been discharged and the death toll stands at 120 in the state.
The number of infected people in Tamil Nadu has gone up to 2058 out of which 1168 have been discharged upon recovery while 25 people have died in the state.
In Uttar Pradesh, the number of cases has gone up to 2053 out of which 462 have been cured and 34 people have died.
West Bengal has reported 725 cases so far out of which 119 have been discharged and 22 people have died in the state., according to health ministrty data.
Indo-Asian News Service
India has tallied 31,358 deaths, including 757 in the last 24 hours. It has reported a much lower death rate than the world’s two other worst-hit countries, the United States and Brazil.
The new confirmed cases took the national total to 968,876. The Health Ministry also reported a record number of 606 deaths in the past 24 hours, taking total fatalities up to 24,915.
The Health Ministry on Tuesday also reported 587 deaths in the past 24 hours, taking total fatalities to 28,084. The number of recoveries stand at 724,577.
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