COVID-19 death toll touches 50, positive cases rise to 1,965 in India

The number of active COVID-19 cases stands at 1,764, of which 150 people were either cured or discharged

The highest number of confirmed cases of the pandemic was reported fromMaharashtra with 335 people being infected. Photo: PTI

The number of people who tested positive for COVID-19 in India rose to 1,965 in the country on Thursday (April 2) while the death toll rose to 50, according to the Union Health Ministry.

The number of active COVID-19 cases stands at 1,764, of which 150 people were either cured or discharged and one migrated to another country, it said.

As per the ministry’s updated data on Thursday morning, eleven fresh deaths were reported – four from Maharashtra, three from Madhya Pradesh and one each from Andhra Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, and Gujarat.

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

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

The highest number of confirmed cases of the pandemic was reported from
Maharashtra with 335 people being infected, followed by Kerela with 265 infections and Tamil Nadu at 234 so far.

The number of cases in Delhi has gone up to 152.

Uttar Pradesh has reported 113 positive cases so far, while the cases in Karnataka have risen to 110 and in Telengana to 96. Rajasthan has reported 108 cases, Madhya Pradesh 99 cases, Andhra Pradesh 86, Gujarat 82, while Jammu and Kashmir has 62 positive patients so far.

Punjab has reported 46 COVID-19 cases while 43 cases have been detected in Haryana.

Haryana also recorded its first COVID-19 death when a 67-year-old man from Ambala, who as per doctors had multiple underlying health conditions, passed away at the PGIMER, a senior health department official said on Thursday.

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Meanwhile, another 52-year-old coronavirus patient died in Gujarat’s Vadodara district early Thursday morning, an official said. The man was admitted to SSG Hospital in Vadodara on March 19 after he returned from Sri Lanka and tested positive for coronavirus, principal secretary (health) Jayanti Ravi told reporters in Gandhinagar.

The number of cases has risen to 37 in West Bengal. Bihar has 23 while Chandigarh has 16 and Ladakh has reported 13 cases.

Ten cases have been reported from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Chhattisgarh has nine positive patients while Uttarakhand has reported seven cases so far.

Goa has reported five coronavirus cases. Odisha has four cases each while Puducherry and Himachal Pradesh have reported three cases each. Assam, Jhakhand, Puducherry, Mizoram and Manipur have reported a case each.

(With inputs from agencies)

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