As India entered day 5 of 21-day lockdown imposed by the government to fight the novel coronavirus outbreak in the country, the number of confirmed cases rose to 1,024 including 48 foreign nationals on Sunday, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Of them, 95 have been cured or discharged with one migrated case.
The total number of active cases in the country rose to 901, while 96 patients have been cured and discharged, including one migrated patient. Maharashtra is the worst-hit state and has reported 186 coronavirus positive cases, followed by Kerala at 182.
The number of deaths due to the infection stood at 27. Deaths have so far been reported from Maharashtra (6), Gujarat (5), Karnataka (3), Madhya Pradesh (2), Delhi (2), Jammu and Kashmir (2) and one each from Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Bihar, Punjab, West Bengal, and Himachal Pradesh.
Here is a state-wise tally of the coronavirus outbreak in India:
Andaman & Nicobar: 9
Andhra Pradesh 19
Himachal Pradesh 3
Jammu & Kashmir 31
Madhya Pradesh 30
Tamil Nadu 45
Uttar Pradesh 65
West Bengal 18
Globally, the death toll from coronavirus has crossed 31,000 with Italy seeing the highest casualties. Spain on Sunday registered 838 new deaths over the past 24 hours, and the number of cases has climbed by about 6,500 over the given period.
Confirmed coronavirus-related deaths in the US doubled in two days, surpassing 2,000 on Saturday.
Italy reported 889 deaths in a 24-hour period ending Saturday evening in the country, compared to 969 a day earlier, which was a one-day high in the country which has the world’s highest number of deaths of persons with confirmed cases of the coronavirus. The day-to-day rise in new cases was just under 6,000, about the same as the previous day’s figure.
China reported five deaths and 45 new confirmed coronavirus cases in the 24 hours through midnight Saturday. All the deaths were in Hubei province, where the virus first emerged in December. The country's health authorities said all but one of the new cases were people who were infected abroad.