COVID-19 Pandemic: Death toll touches 166, cases climb to 5,734
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COVID-19 Pandemic: Death toll touches 166, cases climb to 5,734

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April 9, 2020

In India, the death toll due to the novel corona virus rose to 166 and the number of cases to 5,734 on Thursday, according to the Union Health Ministry.


09 April 2020, New Delhi

In India, the death toll due to the novel corona virus rose to 166 and the number of cases to 5,734 on Thursday, according to the Union Health Ministry. While the number of active COVID-19 cases is 5,095, as many as 472 people were cured and discharged and one had migrated, it said. As many as 17 new deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours across the country, the ministry said.

The Union Health Ministry said, 08 deaths were reported from Maharashtra, 03 from Gujarat, 02 from Jammu and Kashmir and 01 each from Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.

Maharashtra has reported the most corona virus deaths at 72, followed by Gujarat at 16, Madhya Pradesh at 13 and Delhi at 09. Punjab and Tamil Nadu have reported 08 fatalities each while Telengana has reported 07 deaths. West Bengal and Karnataka have registered 05 deaths each. Andhra Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and Uttar Pradesh have reported 04 deaths each while Haryana and Rajasthan have recorded 03 deaths each. 02 deaths have been reported from Kerala. Bihar, Himachal Pradesh and Odisha reported 01 fatality each, according to the health ministry data.

As per Union Health Ministry’s data updated at 8 am, the highest number of confirmed cases in the country are from Maharashtra at 1,135, followed by Tamil Nadu at 738 and Delhi at 669 cases. The cases have risen to 427 in Telengana, while Rajasthan has 381 cases. Uttar Pradesh has 361, while Andhra Pradesh reported 348 corona virus cases. Kerala has reported 345 COVID-19 cases so far. Novel corona virus cases have risen to 229 in Madhya Pradesh, 181 in Karnataka and 179 in Gujarat. Jammu and Kashmir has 158 cases, Haryana 147, West Bengal 103 and Punjab 101. Odisha has reported 42 corona virus cases.

38 people were infected with the virus in Bihar, while Uttarakhand has 33 patients and Assam 28. Chandigarh and Himachal Pradesh have 18 cases each, while Ladakh has 14 positive patients so far. 11cases have been reported from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, while 10 were reported from Chhattisgarh. Goa has reported 07 COVID-19 cases, followed by Puducherry at 05. Jharkhand has reported 04 cases, while Manipur, Tripura, Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh have reported 01 case each.

Source - PTI


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