CORONAVIRUS UPDATE : India Total Updated Figure State/Union Territory-wise till April 2

As India reported 1,965 cases with the number of deaths surging to 50, the government identified 20 existing hotspots and 22 probable ones to arrest the spread of the infection.

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE : India Total Updated Figure State/Union Territory-wise till April 2
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A BMC sanitation worker tested positive for Covid-19 in Mumbai’s Dharavi today, less than 24 hours after a 56-year-old resident of the area died due to the pandemic, prompting civic authorities to seal the building where he lived. The BMC worker is a resident of Worli and was on sanitation duty in Dharavi.

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As India reported 1,965 cases with the number of deaths surging to 50, the government identified 20 existing hotspots and 22 probable ones to arrest the spread of the infection.

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. As per the ministry's updated data, nine fresh deaths were reported -- four from Maharashtra, three from Madhya Pradesh and one each from Andhra Pradesh and Punjab.

One death each was reported in Gujarat and Chandigarh due to Covid-19 today even as Assam and Telangana were among several states that reported a surge in the number of coronavirus cases linked to Nizamuddin’s Tabligh-e-Jamaat event. The gathering has led to about 150 new cases in the country, taking India’s tally to 1,834 cases, including 41 deaths.

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare yesterday said 437 new cases have been reported in the last 24 hours, which is the biggest spike till date.

However, earlier in the day, the ministry said the spike does not represent a "national trend" and was caused primarily due to travel by those who had attended the congregation in Delhi's Nizamuddin.

"I want to highlight that the rise in the number of positive cases does not represent a national trend, but if there will be a failure anywhere, obviously cases will rise," said Joint Secretary in the Health Ministry Lav Agarwal earlier on Wednesday when 386 new positive cases were reported in the last 24 hours. Agarwal urged people to follow the guidelines of social distancing and lockdown and avoid congregations and religious gatherings.

Agarwal said more than 150 new positive cases of the disease have been reported due to the transit-related history of those who attended the Tablighi Jamaat congregation. All the states concerned have been notified and asked to carry out intensive drives of rigorous contact tracing and testing besides sending those with symptoms to quarantine or isolation facilities or hospitals, he said.

Agarwal said around 1,800 people in Delhi connected with the congregation have been shifted to nine quarantine centres and hospitals.

Giving details about the necessary arrangements being made by the government to tackle the coronavirus pandemic, Agarwal said the Indian railways is preparing to set up 3.2 lakh isolation and quarantine beds by modifying 20,000 train coaches. Modification of 5,000 coaches for the purpose has already begun, he said.

Over 9 lakh people have been infected by the disease while more than 46,000 have died all over the world. In the US, over 2 lakh people have been infected.

Thus, Maharashtra has reported the most number of deaths so far in the country — 13, followed by Gujarat—6, Madhya Pradesh —6, Punjab —4, Karnataka —3, Telengana —3, West Bengal —3, Delhi —2, Jammu and Kashmir —2, Uttar Pradesh 2 and Kerala —2. One death each has been reported from Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Bihar and Himachal Pradesh.

The total number of positive cases (including deaths) in India: 2,111 as of April 2.

Total deaths in India: 76

Haryana: 1 Rajasthan: 3 Uttar Pradesh: 2 Telangana: 12 Madhya Pradesh: 8 Karnataka: 3 Delhi: 2 Maharashtra: 16 Punjab: 4 Bihar: Gujarat: 7 West Bengal: 7 Himachal Pradesh: 1 Tamil Nadu: 1 Jammu and Kashmir: 2 Kerala: 3

States/UT with confirmed positive cases: (State-wise details are updated as we receive information)

Kerala: 265 (including 8 foreigners), Punjab: 46, Delhi: 152 (including 1 foreigner), Jammu and Kashmir: 62, Ladakh: 13, Rajasthan: 129 (including 2 foreigners), Uttar Pradesh: 113 (including 1 foreigner), Maharashtra: 339 (including 3 foreigners), Karnataka: 121, Tamil Nadu: 234 (including 6 foreigners), Telangana: 124 (including 11 foreigners), Haryana: 43 (including 14 foreigners), Andhra Pradesh: 132, Himachal Pradesh: 4, Gujarat: 86 (including 1 foreigner), Uttarakhand: 7 (including 1 foreigner), Odisha: 4, West Bengal: 37, Chandigarh: 16, Chhattisgarh: 18, Madhya Pradesh: 99, Bihar: 24, Puducherry: 6, Manipur: 2, Mizoram: 1, Goa: 6, Andaman and Nicobar Islands: 10, Jharkhand: 1, Assam: 16, Arunachal Pradesh: 1

No. of people discharged: 133

Source : News18 & Deccan Herald with TKT Inputs