Covid-19 caseload in India crosses 30-lakh mark

Our Bureau. New Delhi | Updated on August 23, 2020

People getting tested at the mobile Covid testing vehicle in Chennai (File photo)   -  B VELANKANNI RAJ

The total confirmed Covid-19 cases in India crossed the 30-lakh mark with nearly 68,000 new cases added in the last 24 hours. The number of active infections also crossed 7 lakh to 7,07,668, according to data released by the Health Ministry on Sunday.

Close to 58,000 people recovered while 912 succumbed to their infection, taking the total death toll to 56,706. The total number of people who have recovered so far is 22,80,566.

Among the States, Maharashtra with nearly 1.7 lakh active cases, Andhra Pradesh with more than 89,000 and Karnataka with around 82,700 are the States with maximum cases in India.

PTI adds: According to the ICMR, a cumulative total of 3,52,92,220 samples have been tested up to August 22, with 8,01,147 samples being tested on Saturday.

Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh top toll chart

Of the 912 fresh deaths, 297 are from Maharashtra, 97 from Andhra Pradesh, 93 from Karnataka, 80 from Tamil Nadu, 70 from Uttar Pradesh, 48 from West Bengal, 45 from Punjab, 21 from Madhya Pradesh, 15 each from Jammu and Kashmir and Kerala, 14 each from Gujarat and Delhi, 12 from Haryana, 11 each from Rajasthan, Jharkhand and Telangana.

Nine fatalities each have been reported from Chhattisgarh and Odisha, eight from Puducherry, seven from Assam, five each from Bihar and Goa, four from Himachal Pradesh, three from Uttarakhand, two each from Ladakh, Manipur and Tripura while Meghalaya, Nagaland have registered one fatality each.

Of the total 56,706 deaths, Maharashtra has reported the maximum at 21,995 followed by 6,420 in Tamil Nadu, 4,614 in Karnataka, 4,284 in Delhi, 3,189 in Andhra Pradesh, 2,881 in Gujarat, 2,867 in Uttar Pradesh, 2,737 in West Bengal and 1,206 in Madhya Pradesh.

So far, 1,036 people have died of Covid-19 in Punjab, 944 in Rajasthan, 755 in Telangana, 608 in Jammu and Kashmir, 597 in Haryana, 503 in Bihar, 399 in Odisha, 308 in Jharkhand, 234 in Assam, 218 in Kerala and 195 in Uttarakhand.

Chhattisgarh has registered 189 deaths, Puducherry 151, Goa 140, Tripura 72, Chandigarh 33, Andaman and Nicobar Islands 32, Himachal Pradesh 29, Manipur 22, Ladakh 21, Nagaland nine, Meghalaya seven, Arunachal Pradesh five, Sikkim three and Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu two.

The Health Ministry stressed that more than 70 per cent of the deaths occurred due to comorbidities. “Our figures are being reconciled with the Indian Council of Medical Research,” the ministry said, adding that state-wise distribution of figures is subject to further verification and reconciliation.


Published on August 23, 2020

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