1,964 police personnel test positive for COVID-19 in Maharashtra; Death toll at 20


With 75 more coronavirus cases have been reported among the Maharashtra Police in the last 24 hours,  taking the total number of  COVID-19  cases in the force to 1,964, according to the department on Wednesday.


According to a release by the Maharashtra Police, there are a total of 1,095 active cases.

As many as 20 policemen have died of coronavirus and 849 police personnel have been cured in the state as of today. 

As India is attempting to flatten the corve of the novel coronavirus, some states are continuing to see a steady rise in cases.

Among the Indian states, Maharashtra remains to be the worst affected state by the deadly virus. It is followed by Tamil Nadu , Gujarat , and Delhi.

According to the data compiled by the Centre, Maharashtra has so far recorded the maximum number of COVID-19 cases in the country with 54,758 people.

Meanwhile, with 6,387 new cases in the last 24 hours, India's COVID-19 tally reached 1,51,767 on Wednesday. With an increase of 170 deaths, the number of deaths in the country due to COVID-19 has risen 4,337.

According to the data provided by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the total number of active cases in the country is 83,004. Meanwhile 64,425 persons have been cured/discharged/migrated.

According to the latest report, the global case tally currently stands at 5,404,512, a rise by 99,780 over the past day. The death count worldwide amounts to 343,514, an increase by 1,486.


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