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India reported its 50th novel Coronavirus death Thursday morning after a 67-year-old man from Haryana died of the disease

Thursday April 2, 2020 12:04 PM, ummid.com with inputs from IANS

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[Mumbai roads wear deserted look due to Corona lockdown even as the death toll in the city is increasing rapidly. (Image tweeted by BMC)]

New Delhi: India early in the morning Thursday reported yet another Coronavirus casualty taking the total deaths in the country of 130 crore people to 50.

Though some TV channels are reporting that Coronavirus positive cases in India have already crossed the dreaded 2000 mark, but, according to the officials from Health Department, as many as 1965 Covdi-19 positive cases have been reported from different states of the country.

India reported its 50th novel Coronavirus death Thursday morning after a 67-year-old man from Haryana, who had tested positive for the virus earlier, died at Chandigarh's Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research.

Of the 50 Covid-19 deaths in India, 12 have been reported in the last 24 hours. Among the deceased are also 04 from Mumbai - 03 women and 01 man, who died of Corona virus Wednesday.

Maharashtra continues to be the worst affected state by Coronavirus in India. The state reported 05 deaths in the last 24 hours.

Punjab reported a high profile Coronavirus death Thursday when Nirmal Singh Khalsa, a Padma Shri recipient and former Hazoori Raagi of the Golden Temple, died of Coronavirus.

51 foreign nationals amonge infected

Across India 1,966 cases of the novel coronavirus have been recorded, with 328 being confirmed in the last 24 hours.

Of this, 1764 people are presently suffering from the COVID-19 disease, 150 people have recovered and discharged from the hospitals, one person migrated while 50 deaths have been reported so far.

There are at least 51 foreign nationals and 1915 Indian nationals among the total number of cases reported in the country.

India Coronavirus Cases State wise

According to the Health Ministry, Delhi has reported 152 cases, 6 recoveries and 2 casualties. In Maharashtra there are 335 cases, 42 people have recovered while 13 people have died. Kerala has reported 265 cases, 25 recoveries and 2 deaths while in Rajasthan there are 108 cases of COVID-19 and three people were cured.

Madhya Pradesh has shown a surge as the tally reached 99 there with 6 deaths and zero recovery.

In Tamil Nadu there are 234 cases, six recovered while one death is reported. Punjab has 46 cases of Novel coronavirus, 1 recovered and 4 deaths. In Uttar Pradesh there are 113 cases 14 people cured and two deaths.

Nine new cases have been reported from Rajasthan including a Jhunjunu patient who had attended the Tablighi meet in Delhi last month, taking the tally to 129 in the state, said health officials on Thursday.

The number of people who have tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has increased to 24 in Bihar, officials said.

Telangana reports 03 more Covid-19 deaths

Three more persons have died of COVID-19 and 30 new positive cases have been reported in Telangana taking the overall tally in the state to 127.

The Odisha government has traced and tested 20 persons associated with the Tablighi Jamaat event in Delhi, but reports of 15 of them have come negative for coronavirus, an official statement said on Wednesday.

According to the Health Ministry data, there are 86 cases in Andhra Pradesh, 10 in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Assam has one case, Bihar has 23 and Chandigarh has 16 cases of novel Coronavirus.

A total of 37 people in West Bengal have contracted the Covid-19 disease, of whom three have died, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Wednesday.

New Coronavirus cases in Chhattisgarh, Goa

Chhattisgarh has reported 9 cases, Goa has 5 cases, in Haryana there are 43 cases, Himachal Pradesh has 3 cases, Jammu and Kashmir 62 cases and Jharkhand has 1 case of COVID19.

The Health Ministry said that Karnataka reported 110, Ladakh has 13 cases, Manipur and Mizoram have 1 case each, Odisha has 4 while Puducherry has reported 3 cases.

Telangana has reported 96 cases so far, Uttarakhand has 7, while in West Bengal total number of coronavirus cases stand at 37.

Meanwhile, the coronavirus pandemic was still raging across the world, posing a test for countries and regions, as the global number of confirmed cases increased to 937,567, according to the latest update by the Johns Hopkins University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE).

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