India reports 3,525 new coronavirus cases, 122 deaths Wednesday

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Union health minister Harsh Vardhan said the fatality rate is 3.2 percent while the doubling rate is 12.2 days.  He highlighted the need for enhanced surveillance and contact-tracing in view of migrants and expats returning home.

With a spike of 3525 Covid-19 cases and 122 deaths in the last 24 hours, India’s total number of coronavirus cases on Wednesday (May 13) has jumped to 74281 and death to 2415.

According to latest figures from Health Ministry, the total active cases in the country are 47,480 while 24,385 have been cured of the virus. The health ministry says 70% of deaths have occurred due to co-morbidities.

The government has said the testing capacity has increased to 1 lakh tests per day with 347 government laboratories and 137 private labs. So far about 18 lakh tests have been conducted so far.

According to the health ministry data updated today morning, the highest number of 24,427 confirmed cases is from Maharashtra, followed by Gujarat (8,903), Tamil Nadu (8,718), Delhi (7,639), Rajasthan (4,126), Madhya Pradesh (3,986) and Uttar Pradesh (3,664).

Of the 2,415 deaths across the country, Maharashtra accounts for the highest number of fatalities at 921, followed by Gujarat (537), Madhya Pradesh (225), West Bengal (198), Rajasthan (117), Delhi (86), Uttar Pradesh (82), Tamil Nadu (61) and Andhra Pradesh (46).

Across the world, the total number of Covid-19 cases has risen about 42.61 lakh as more and more countries ease lockdowns, according to figures released by Johns Hopkins University. The death toll has risen past 2.91 lakh. The US has registered 13.69 lakh cases and over 82,000 deaths.

Italy and UK have reported over 30,000 deaths each while France about 27,000 fatalities. (With Agency Inputs)

Here is the state-wise total coronavirus cases in India

Andaman and Nicobar Islands - 33

Andhra Pradesh - 2090

Arunachal Pradesh - 1

Assam - 65

Bihar - 831

Chandigarh - 187

Chhattisgarh - 59

Dadar Nagar Haveli - 1

Delhi - 7639

Goa - 7

Gujarat - 8903

Haryana - 780

Himachal Pradesh - 65

Jammu and Kashmir - 934

Jharkhand - 172

Karnataka - 925

Kerala - 524

Ladakh - 42

Madhya Pradesh - 3986

Maharashtra - 24427

Manipur - 2

Meghalaya - 13

Mizoram - 1

Odisha - 437

Puducherry - 13

Punjab - 1914

Rajasthan - 4126

Tamil Nadu - 8718

Telangana - 1326

Tripura - 154

Uttarakhand - 69

Uttar Pradesh - 3664

West Bengal – 2173 (Credit: Livemint)

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