Mumbai, March 29
With six fresh deaths -- one each from Delhi, Gujarat, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, and Telangana, the number of deaths in the country rose to 25 in India, even as the number of confirmed cases across the country rose to 979 on Sunday.
A 40-year-old woman, admitted to the hospital due to respiratory complications and hyper tension passed away at a Mumbai Hospital, thus taking the total death toll in Maharashtra to 6, on Sunday. The death toll across the country stood as :Bihar 1, Delhi 2, Gujarat 4, Himachal Pradesh 1, J & K-1, Karnataka 3, Kerala-1, Madhya Pradesh 2, Maharashtra 6, Punjab 1, Tamil Nadu 1, Telangana 1, West Bengal 1.
The total number of confirmed cases included 931 Indians and 48 foreign nationals. 87 patients were cured and discharged-87, while 25 deaths were registered.
The highest number of 179 new coronavirus cases were registered, on Saturday, with Telengana registering its first death due to Covid 19, when a 74-year-old with travel history to Delhi, died at a private hospital in Telangana. A family of four, who had visited Delhi, also tested positive. Besides, four medics deployed at RGI Airport in Hyderabad also reportedly contracted the virus. A tally of active cases rose to 63 in Telangana. One Covid-19 patient in the state was cured and discharged simultaneously.
The Maharashtra with 181 cases has the most number of Covid-19 patients, Kerala comes second in the list with 176 confirmed cases. The tally of confirmed cases stood as : Maharashtra 181, Kerala 176, Telangana 63, Karnataka 55, Uttar Pradesh 55, Gujarat 55, Rajasthan 54, Delhi 49, Tamil Nadu 40, Delhi 39, Punjab 38, Madhya Pradesh 34, Haryana 33, Jammu and Kashmir 25, West Bengal 15, Andhra Pradesh 14, Ladakh 13, Bihar 9, Andaman and Nicobar Islands 9, Chandigarh 8, Chhattisgarh 6, Uttarakhand 5, Odisha 3, Goa 3,Himachal Pradesh 3, Manipur 1, Mizoram 1, Puducherry 1
The confirmed cases include: a police head constable who was deployed at Mumbai airport, a Central Industrial Security Force jawan and a BSF officer in Madhya Pradesh.
On Saturday the Union government unveiled a Rs 1.7 lakh crore stimulus to help those hit by the 21-day lockdown. While the Maharashtra government decided to include treatment for coronavirus, under its health care scheme “Mahatma Phule Jan Arogya Yojna” from first April. BCCI announced to contribute Rs 51 crore to PM’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund (PM-CARES Fund) to fight Covid-19 pandemic.
While the number of deaths around the world stood at 30,000, the number of confirmed infections worldwide topped 600,000, as new cases stacked up quickly in Europe and the United States.
Raju Vernekar is a Media Professional based in Mumbai and is a regular contributor of Imphal Times. He had served as Chief Reporter at Free Press Journal (1996 – 2015 ). His Activities includes writing for different news papers, script writing/production for TV channels, Films Division. Writing poems in Marathi, Hindi, English, Guiding mass media students and helping people to solve their problems. Raju may be contacted at [email protected]
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