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COVID-19 cases in India cross 2,300, death toll rises to 56, state-wise tally

COVID-19 cases in India cross 2,300, death toll rises to 56, state-wise tally

The number of reported covid-19 cases in India has jumped 50 percent over the past two days to 2069, last evening’s data from the ministry of health and family welfare (MoHFW) shows. This is a faster increase compared to the previous 48 hours, when the reported case count rose 35 percent to 1379.  Death toll has increased to 56.  Till now, 156 patients were recovered from the disease.

Coronavirus infections rose sharply in Delhi, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh in the last few days. Most of the fresh cases were linked to a religious congregation held in Delhi's Nizamuddin last month. Authorities had found and quarantined 9,000 people connected to Delhi event or their close contacts, home ministry official said on Thursday.

Till now 161 people have been tested positive for Coronavirus in Andhra Pradesh. 140 of them are those who attended the Tablighi Jamaat event in Delhi, and their contacts.

An IAS officer is among nine persons who have tested positive for coronavirus in Madhya Pradesh since Thursday night, taking the state's tally to 120, a senior health official said on Friday. The 2011-batch IAS officer is posted in the health department in Bhopal and has a history of travelling outside Madhya Pradesh in recent times, he said. Read More...

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