India's tally of COVID-19 cases rises to 5,734, death toll 166

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As India continues to reel under the threat of COVID-19 pandemic, the total number of coronavirus patients in the country has surged to 5,734.

 

Meanwhile, the number of deaths in the country due to COVID-19 has risen to 166.

As per the report, as many as 17 new deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours across the country- Eight deaths were reported from Maharashtra, three from Gujarat, two from Jammu and Kashmir and one each from Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.

According to the health ministry data, Maharashtra has reported the most coronavirus deaths at 72, followed by Gujarat at 16, Madhya Pradesh at 13 and Delhi at 9. 

Punjab and Tamil Nadu have reported eight fatalities each while Telengana has reported seven deaths.

West Bengal and Karnataka have registered five deaths each. Andhra Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and Uttar Pradesh have reported four deaths each while Haryana and Rajasthan have recorded three deaths each.

Two deaths have been reported from Kerala. Bihar, Himachal Pradesh and Odisha reported one fatality each.

According to the data provided by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the total number of active cases in the country is 5,095. Meanwhile, 472 persons have been cured/discharged/migrated.

The highest number of COVID-19 cases was reported from Maharashtra (1135), followed by Tamil Nadu (738), and Delhi (669).

The Central government has taken many stringent measures to prevent the further spread of the disease. 

Starting from March 24 midnight, India is under 21-day lockdown to curb the spread of novel coronavirus. Only the essential services like grocery shops, medical outlets remain functional during the lockdown.

Coronavirus, which originated in China's Wuhan city in December last year, has so far spread to more than 200 countries. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared coronavirus a pandemic. 
 
 

 

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