The total number of confirmed novel coronavirus cases in India rose to 3,577 on Sunday, according to Union Health Ministry data. The earlier data recorded a total of 3,374 confirmed cases. The current data has added 203 more cases, while the death toll has increased to 83 and 274 patients have recovered from the highly contagious disease. One had migrated to another country, it said.
Out of the total confirmed Covid-19 cases, 65 are foreign nationals. Active cases in the country rose to 3,219. Delhi has the highest number of cases at 503 followed by Maharashtra (490), Tamil Nadu (485) and Kerala (306).
Delhi has been the worst-hit state from the deadly virus, reporting 503 positive cases and 7 deaths. Apart from that, the other most-affected states according to their recorded deaths are Maharashtra (24) Gujarat (11), Telangana (7), Madhya Pradesh (9), Punjab (5), Karnataka (4), 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.
“274 districts across the country have been affected due to coronavirus till date,” informed Lav Aggarwal, Joint Secretary, Union Health Ministry.
Addressing the spread of this highly contagious virus, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said that so far, there has been no evidence of Covid-19 virus being airborne.
Here is the state-wise tally of the novel coronavirus outbreak:
Andhra Pradesh 190
Andaman and Nicobar Islands 10
Arunachal Pradesh 1
Himachal Pradesh 6
Jammu & Kashmir 106
Madhya Pradesh 165
Tamil Nadu 485
Uttar Pradesh 227
West Bengal 80
Talking about the Tablighi Jamaat congregation, Agarwal said, “If the Tablighi Jamaat incident had not taken place and we compare the rate of doubling — that is in how many days the cases have doubled, we will see that currently it is 4.1 days (including Jamaat cases) and if the incident had not taken place and additional cases had not come then the doubling rate would have been 7.4 days.”
The Health Ministry on Saturday said that over 1,000 coronavirus cases found in 17 states have been traced to the Tablighi Jamaat congregation. The Tablighi Jamaat event, held last month in Delhi’s Nizamuddin area, has became a key source for the spread of Covid-19 in India as many of the participants travelled to various parts of the country after attending it.
Moreover, India put a total ban on exports of hydroxychloroquine, a malaria drug that US President Donald Trump has touted as a “game changer” in the fight against Covid-19.
Globally, Covid-19 cases have shot past 1 million to around 1.2 million cases with more than 65,000 deaths. With more than 15,000 dead, Italy has the world’s highest death toll from disease, accounting on its own for almost a quarter of all deaths globally.