Coronavirus cases in India surpass China's tally

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Saturday, 16 May 2020

In Maharashtra, the COVID-19 cases climbed to 29,100 followed by Tamil Nadu, which has reported 10,108 cases whereas Gujarat has 9,931 cases so far.

With India's total tally of coronavirus rising to 85,940, the world's largest democracy has now surpassed China with a total of 53,035 active cases and 2,752 deaths while 30,152 people have recovered so far, the Union Health Ministry said on Saturday.

With the steady rise in novel coronavirus cases, India has risen to 11th spot among countries with the highest number of confirmed infection. Goa and Manipur, which were declared COVID-19 free, have reported fresh corona positive cases.

In Maharashtra, the COVID-19 cases climbed to 29,100 followed by Tamil Nadu, which has reported 10,108 cases whereas Gujarat has 9,931 cases so far. Maharashtra has also reported the highest number of deaths, 1068, followed by 606 in Gujarat and 239 in Madhya Pradesh.

At least 8,895 people in Delhi have been infected with the highly contagious coronavirus. Other states which have reported more than 4,000 cases are Rajasthan (4,742), Madhya Pradesh (4,595) and Uttar Pradesh (4,057).

Other major states and Union Territories that have reported more than 1,000 cases are West Bengal (2,461), Andhra Pradesh (2,307), Punjab (1,935), Telangana (1,454), Bihar (1,018), Jammu and Kashmir (1,013) and Karnataka (1,056).

Among other major states and UTs that have reported a significant number of cases are, Haryana (818, Kerala (576), Odisha (672), Tripura (156) and Chandigarh (191).

DEATH TOLL RISES TO 2,752
The number of active cases stood at 53,035 with death tally jumps to 2,752, while 30,152 people have recovered and one patient has migrated, Union Health Ministry said.

"Around 35.08 per cent patients have recovered so far," a senior health ministry official said. The total confirmed cases include foreign nationals too.

Of the 2,752 fatalities, Maharashtra tops the tally with 1,068 deaths, Gujarat comes second with 606 deaths, followed by Madhya Pradesh at 239, West Bengal at 225, Rajasthan at 125, Delhi at 123, Uttar Pradesh at 95, Tamil Nadu at 71 and Andhra Pradesh at 48. More than 70 per cent of the deaths are due to comorbidities (existence of multiple disorders), the ministry added.

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