Coronavirus cases in India inches towards 43,000 mark— with Maharashtra and Delhi seeing a continuous rise
- The total number of Covid-19 cases in India climbed to 42,533. Of the total cases, 29,453 are active, 11,707 people have recovered, and 1373 people have succumbed to the disease.
- Maharashtra remained the worst-hit state with the total number of cases rising to 12,974, with 548 deaths and 2,115 people recovering from the deadly virus.
- Twelve more Border Security Force (BSF) troopers on Sunday (May 3) tested positive for Covid-19 in Tripura taking the total active cases among the paramilitary personnel in the state to 14.
- As many as twenty central public health teams from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare have been formed and deployed to 20 districts with a maximum number of Covid-19 cases in the country.
AdvertisementThe total number of Covid-19 cases in India climbed to 42,533 on Monday (May 4), according to the Union Health Ministry data. Of the total cases, 29,453 are active, 11,707 people have recovered, and 1373 people have succumbed to the disease.
Maharashtra remained the worst-hit state with the total number of cases rising to 12,974, with 548 deaths and 2,115 people recovering from the deadly virus. Gujarat was the next which has reported 5,428 cases so far followed by Delhi, which has reported 4,549 cases, according to the Health Ministry data.
The other states which have seen a sharp rise in cases are Madhya Pradesh (2,846), Rajasthan (2,886), Tamil Nadu (3,023) and Uttar Pradesh (2,645).
States which have reported less than 10 cases are Mizoram, Puducherry, Manipur, Goa and Arunachal Pradesh.
87 test negative for COVID-19 in Manipur after arrival from Assam
Eighty-seven Manipuris, who arrived here on Saturday after being stranded in Assam for days, have tested negative for COVID-19, health department officials said.
They were stranded in Assam in the wake of the nationwide lockdown to contain the spread of coronavirus.
As per protocol, they would be sent to their homes after counselling for strict adherence to quarantine rules, said Khoirom Sasheekumar Mangang, Additional Director and Spokesperson, Health Department.
The district authorities concerned will be closely monitoring them, the official said.
12 more BSF men test COVID-19 positive in Tripura
AdvertisementTwelve more Border Security Force (BSF) troopers on Sunday (May 3) tested positive for Covid-19 in Tripura taking the total active cases among the paramilitary personnel in the state to 14, Tripura CM Biplab Kumar Deb said late Sunday (May 3) night.
Deb, who also holds the health and home portfolios, said in a tweet: "12 persons from 138 battalion BSF unit in Ambassa (in northern Tripura's Dhalai district) found COVID-19 positive. Total COVID-19 positive cases in Tripura stand at 16 (two already discharged, so active cases: 14). Don't panic, follow the Govt guidelines. We are working vigilantly for your safety."
A week after the state was declared novel coronavirus free, two BSF jawans tested positive for Covid-19 on Saturday in the same 138 battalion BSF unit in Ambassa. Health officials said here that they have collected the samples of 68 people who came in close contacts with the first case, a Head Constable of the border guarding force, and of the 68 swab samples, 12 cases so far tested positive.
20 Central teams deployed in red zone districts
As many as twenty central public health teams from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare have been formed and deployed to 20 districts with a maximum number of Covid-19 cases in the country.
AdvertisementThe districts are Mumbai, Pune, Thane (Maharashtra), Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara (Gujarat), Indore, Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh), Jaipur, Jodhpur (Rajasthan), Chennai (Tamil Nadu) and Hyderabad (Telangana).
They also include Agra, Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh), Kolkata (West Bengal), Kurnool, Guntur, Krishna (Andhra Pradesh) and South East and Central Delhi districts in the national capital.
The health teams will assist the respective state governments and support them in implementation of containment measures for Covid-19 in affected areas of these districts.
Interestingly, all the zones in which health teams are deployed fall in the red zone. Over 733 districts have been broadly divided into red, orange and green zones based on the number of confirmed cases.
14 returned migrants test Covid-19 positive in Chhattisgarh
AdvertisementThere is a sudden spike in Covid-19 active cases in Chhattisgarh. Fourteen migrant labourers who returned to the state recently tested positive on Sunday (May 3).
Health Minister T.S. Singh Deo told the media persons that all of them belonged to Chhattisgarh. Six of them belong to Kabirdham district and eight hail from Durg districts, he added. He appealed to the people to be sensitive about these patients "as they too are brothers and sisters of the state".
A large number of migrant labourers from Chhattisgarh are still to return from other states. "We should be well prepared to tackle the adverse situation," he said.
In Karnataka 13 test positive cases; tally mounts to 614
As many as 13 patients tested positive for coronavirus in Karnataka in the last 24 hours, taking the southern state's tally to 614, an official said on Sunday (May 3).
Advertisement"Since Saturday evening, 13 new positive cases have been reported from across the state, raising its total to 614 till date, with 295 active cases, 293 discharged, including 22 on Sunday (May 3)," a health official said in a statement here.
There were 25 Covid deaths and one for a non-Covid cause. Of the 13 cases, 7 are women and 6 men. Of them, 6 are from Kalaburagi, 4 from Bengaluru and three from Bagalkote in the state's northwest region.
"Of the 295 active cases, 292 in the designated hospitals are stable, while three are in the intensive care unit," said the statement.
Delhi records 427 new Covid cases, tally crosses 4,500
With a record number of 427 new cases reported in a day, the total count of Covid cases in Delhi reached 4,549 on Sunday, the Health Department said.
With no Covid deaths reported in the last 24 hours, the toll remained at 64, it said. At least 106 patients have recovered on Sunday (May 3), according to the Delhi Health Bulletin.
"At least 1,362 patients have recovered from coronavirus so far in Delhi while 3,123 cases are active," the Health Department said.
Among the 64 who died, 55 had other serious diseases.
Here are the latest number of cases across states as per the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare website.
|S. No.||Name of State / UT||Total Confirmed cases (Including 111 foreign Nationals)||Cured/Discharged/||Death|
|1||Andaman and Nicobar Islands||33||32||0|
|13||Jammu and Kashmir||701||287||8|
|Total number of confirmed cases in India||42533*||11707||1373|
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