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Number of coronavirus cases 724 in India, death toll 17: Health Ministry

By PTI Updated: Mar 27, 2020 10:44 pm

Global death toll crosses 25,000

Medical team members during their door-to-door visit to screen people in wake of coronavirus pandemic, during the nationwide lockdown, at Ramganj Bazar in Jaipu on Friday. (PTI)

New Delhi, March 27 (PTI): The death toll due to COVID-19 rose to 17 in the country on Friday and the number of coronavirus cases climbed to 724, according to the Health Ministry.

In its updated figures, the ministry stated that four deaths were reported from Maharashtra while Gujarat had registered three deaths.

Karnataka has reported two deaths so far, while Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Bihar, Punjab, Delhi, West Bengal, Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh have reported one death each.

According to the data, the number of active Covid-19 cases in the country stood at 640, while 66 people were either cured or discharged and one had migrated.

The total number of 724 cases included 47 foreign nationals, the ministry said.

At present, there are 640 active coronavirus patients in the country. A total 67 patients have been cured or discharged so far, according to Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

With 19 fresh cases recorded on Thursday, the total number of COVID-19 patients in Kerala has surged to 137. The state has now highest coronavirus cases in India. Maharashtra comes close second with 130 active cases reported so far.

A total of 43 people tested positive in Gujarat. The state witnessed two deaths in last 24 hours. Telangana has 45 Covid-19 cases in the state. Karnataka on Thursday reported second COVID-19 death and four more positive cases, taking the total number of cases in the state to 55.

Delhi has so far witnessed 35 Covid-19 cases while Haryana has recorded 16 coronavirus cases. The total number of coronavirus patients stands at 13 in Jammu and Kashmir. Ladakh has also reported 13 cases.

The number of coronavirus patients in Madhya Pradesh has climbed to 20 after five more people from Bhopal diagnosed with Covid-19 on Thursday. As many as 40 people have been diagnosed with Covid-19 infection in Uttar Pradesh. Andhra Pradesh has confirmed 12 coronavirus cases.

Bihar has confirmed six coronavirus patients while West Bengal has reported ten Covid-19 positive cases. There are four coronavirus patients in Uttarakhand, seven in Chandigarh, three in Goa and six in Chhattisgarh. Mizoram and Manipur have recorded one Covid-19 case each.

The global death toll from coronavirus crossed 25,000 as on Friday evening, as per the data from the Johns Hopkins University’s Coronavirus Resource Centre, with Italy reporting the maximum fatalities at 8, 215, followed by Spain at 4, 858 and China’s Hubei at 3,174.

At around 8 p.m. IST, the total number of cases around the world were 553,244, with the US leading the tally at 86,012, followed by China at 81,897 and Italy at 80,859.

Other nations where the death toll was high were Iran with 2,378 deaths, France with 1,696 casualties and the UK with 578 fatalities.

Meanwhile, a total of 127,567 patients have recovered, with close to half from China’s Hubei (61,732), followed by 11,133 in Iran and 10,361 in Italy.

By PTI Updated: Mar 27, 2020 10:44:29 pm