STATE TIMES NEWSNEW DELHI: The total number of COVID-19 cases in India climbed to 931 on Saturday, while the death toll was 19, according to the Union Health Ministry. Deaths have so far been reported from Maharashtra (5), Gujarat (3), Karnataka (2), Madhya Pradesh (2) and one each from Tamil Nadu, Bihar, Punjab, Delhi, West Bengal, Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh. In its updated data at 5.45 PM, the ministry stated that the number of active COVID-19 cases in the country was 819, while 79 people were either cured/discharged and one had migrated. The total number of 918 cases in the country included 47 foreigners, the data stated. Maharashtra has reported the highest number of COVID-19 cases so far at 180, including three foreign nationals, followed by Kerala, where the number of cases has climbed to 176, including eight foreign nationals, according to the ministry data. In Telangana, the number of cases has gone up to 56, including 10 foreigners, while Karnataka has reported 55 cases till now. The number of cases in Rajasthan has climbed to 54, including two foreigners, according to the data. Uttar Pradesh has reported 55 cases, including a foreigner while in Gujarat, the cases have gone up to 45, including one foreign national. The number of cases has increased to 40 in Tamil Nadu, including six foreigners, while the number of positive cases in Delhi has gone up to 39, including a foreigner. Punjab has reported 38 cases, while 33 COVID-19 cases have so far been detected in Haryana, including 14 foreigners. Madhya Pradesh has recorded 30 cases, Jammu and Kashmir 33, West Bengal 15, Andhra Pradesh 14 and Ladakh 13. Bihar has reported nine cases, Chandigarh eight and Chhattisgarh six. Uttarakhand has five cases, including a foreigner. Himachal Pradesh and Odisha have reported three cases each. Six cases have been reported from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Goa has reported three coronavirus cases. Puducherry, Mizoram and Manipur have reported one case each. The ministry on its website stated, “Remaining nine cases are being assigned to states to initiate contact tracing.” Meanwhile, the number of deaths around the world from the novel coronavirus stood at 27,989, according to a tally compiled by AFP at 1100 GMT from official sources. More than 605,220 declared cases have been registered in 183 countries and territories since the epidemic first emerged in China in December. Of these cases, at least 129,100 are now considered recovered. The tallies, using data collected by AFP offices from national authorities and information from the World Health Organization (WHO), likely reflect only a fraction of the actual number of infections. Many countries are now only testing cases that require hospitalisation. Italy, which recorded its first coronavirus death in February, has to date declared 9,134 fatalities, with 86,498 infections and 10,950 people recovered. Like Italy, Spain also has more fatalities than China with 5,690, as well as having 72,248 infections. China — excluding Hong Kong and Macau — has to date declared 3,295 deaths and 81,394 cases, with 74,971 recoveries. The country declared 54 new cases between Friday and Saturday and three new fatalities. The other worst-hit countries are Iran with 2,517 fatalities and 35,408 cases, and France with 1,995 deaths and 32,964 cases. The United States has the highest number of infected people with 104,837 diagnosed cases and 1,711 deaths. Cases there have soared from 41,511 on Monday, making it the country with the fastest progression rate. Since 1900 GMT Friday, Jordan, Brunei and Togo have announced their first deaths. By continent, Europe has listed 329,501 cases and 19,566 deaths to date, Asia 103,478 cases and 3,715 deaths, the Middle East 43,016 cases and 2,590 deaths, the US and Canada together 109,459 cases with 1,764 deaths, Latin America and the Caribbean 11,739 cases with 232 deaths, Africa 3,897 cases with 117 deaths and Oceania 4,139 cases with 15 deaths.
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