India sees highest spike in COVID-19 positive cases

RSTV Bureau
Hospital (PTI Photo)

Hospital (PTI Photo)

India saw its highest spike in the number of Corona positive cases on Saturday.

The overall tally of positive cases touched 7,447, marking an addition of 1,035 fresh cases in the last 24 hours.

The death toll reached 239, with 40 new casualties.

As many as 643 people have been cured since the onset of the COVID-19 outbreak in the country and one person has migrated.

Authorities confirmed that since Friday evening, 17 deaths have been reported from Madhya Pradesh, 13 from Maharashtra, two from Gujarat and one from Assam,.

So far, Maharashtra has reported 110, the highest number of COVID-19 deaths, followed by Madhya Pradesh at 33, Gujarat 19 and Delhi at 13.

Punjab has registered 11 deaths. Tamil Nadu has reported 8 casualties and Telangana 7.

Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka have reported 6 deaths each while West Bengal has registered 5 deaths each. Jammu and Kashmir and Uttar Pradesh have reported 4 deaths each, while Haryana and Rajasthan have recorded 3 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.

As per the active case count, the highest number of cases has been reported from Maharashtra so far, with 1,574 people testing positive for COVID-19, followed by Tamil Nadu at 911 and Delhi at 903.

Positive cases have gone up to 553 in Rajasthan, followed by 473 in Telangana and 435 in Madhya Pradesh and 431 in Uttar Pradesh

Kerala has reported 364 cases and Andhra Pradesh 363. Gujarat has 308 positive patients so far, 207 in Karnataka and Jammu and Kashmir each and 177 in Haryana, while Punjab has 132 positive patients so far while West Bengal has 116 cases.

Bihar has reported 60 cases while Odisha has 48 coronavirus cases. Thirty- five people were infected with the virus in Uttarakhand while Assam has 29 patients, followed by Himachal Pradesh with 28 cases.

Chandigarh and Chhattisgarh have 18 cases each while Ladakh has 15. Jharkhand has reported 14 positive cases so far while 11 cases have been reported from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

Goa has reported seven COVID-19 infections, followed by Puducherry with five cases. Manipur has two while Tripura, Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh have reported one case each.

In terms of COVID-19 hotspots, Delhi now has 30, up from 25. These hotspots that cover a number of localities from urban clusters to housing societies are being put under strict containment measures, including total ban on people leaving their homes.

Similar measures of complete containment to strict social distancing are in force in the hotspots of Uttar Pradesh spread over 15 districts and several districts of Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh.

Madhya Pradesh is however, grappling with a spike in cases with Indore emerging as the latest hotspot in the state. The city accounts for at least 25 deaths in the state’s overall tally.