Covid-19 India death toll touches 53


NEWDELHI, 2nd Apr: With 235 more people being confirmed positive for the coronavirus in the last 24 hours, the number of COVID-19 cases climbed to 2,069 and the death toll to 53 in the country on Thursday, the Union Health Ministry said.

The number of active COVID-19 cases in the country is 1,860, while 155 people were either cured or discharged and one had migrated, it said.

The total number of infection figures includes 55 foreign nationals, the ministry said.

In its updated data at 6 p.m., the ministry reported three fresh deaths -- one from Gujarat and two from Delhi. 

Maharashtra has reported the most deaths (13) so far, followed by Gujarat (7), Madhya Pradesh (6), Punjab (4), Karnataka (3), Telangana (3), West Bengal (3), Delhi (4), Jammu and Kashmir (2), Uttar Pradesh (2) and Kerala (2).

Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Bihar and Himachal Pradesh have reported one death each.

The 2,069 figure includes 55 foreign nationals, the ministry said.

The highest number of coronavirus confirmed cases have been reported from Maharashtra at 335 so far, followed by Kerala at 265 and Tamil Nadu at 234.

The number of cases in Delhi has gone up to 219. A senior CRPF doctor based in Delhi has tested positive for COVID-19, officials said.

They said the doctor has been admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in Haryana's Jhajjar. The doctor, in the rank of chief medical officer, was posted in the office of the Additional Director General (Medical) of the Central Armed Police Forces.

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