INDIA: Death toll due to COVID-19 rises to 276; cases soar to 7,876

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The total number of novel coronavirus cases in the world’s second-most populous country, India has risen to 7,876, while the death toll mounted to 276, with the fast-spreading virus in various parts of the country, according to the Union Health Ministry. The number of active COVID-19 cases reached over 6,634, while 653 people were either cured or discharged and one had migrated, the ministry stated. Over more than 1.7 million people have been infected with the coronavirus across the globe, with global death toll rising to 103,847.

Seventeen deaths were reported from Madhya Pradesh, 13 from Maharashtra, two from Gujarat and one from Assam, it said

Maharashtra has reported the most coronavirus deaths at 110, followed by Madhya Pradesh at 33, Gujarat at 19 and Delhi at 13.

Punjab registered 11 deaths while Tamil Nadu has reported eight fatalities and Telengana seven

Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka have reported six deaths each while West Bengal has registered five deaths each

Jammu and Kashmir and Uttar Pradesh have reported four deaths each while Haryana and Rajasthan have recorded three deaths each

Two deaths have been reported from Kerala. Bihar, Himachal Pradesh, Odisha, Jharkhand and Assam reported one fatality each, according to the health ministry data.

However, a PTI tally of numbers reported by various states as on 9.30 pm on Friday showed a total of 7,510 people having been affected by the virus nationwide with at least 251 deaths

There has been a lag in the Union Health Ministry figures, compared to the number of cases announced by different states, which officials attribute to procedural delays in assigning the cases to individual states

According to the ministry’s data updated in the morning, the highest number of confirmed cases in the country are from Maharashtra at 1574, followed by Tamil Nadu at 911 and Delhi at 903

Courtesy: Press Trust Of India

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