The number of Covid-19 deaths in India increases to 79, the total number of cases to 3,374: Ministry of Health

NEW DELHI: Up to 472 new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed and 11 more deaths have been reported, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 3,374 and the number of deaths to 79, the health ministry said Sunday.

However, a PTI count of the figures reported by the states directly showed at least 106 deaths across the country, while confirmed cases reached 3,624. Of these, 284 have been cured and released.

There has been a delay in figures from the Union health ministry, compared to the numbers announced by different states, which officials attribute to procedural delays in assigning cases to individual states.

At a press conference, the ministry's joint secretary, Lav Agarwal, said 472 new cases of Covid-19 and 11 deaths have been reported since Saturday. The total number of coronavirus cases is 3,374 and the death toll is now 79. He said 267 people have recovered.

In its morning update, the health ministry had reported 77 deaths in total, and at the 4 p.m. briefing, Agarwal said the number of deaths had risen to 79.

However, it did not specify in which state the two deaths had taken place.

According to the ministry, Maharashtra has reported the highest number of coronavirus deaths at age 24, followed by Gujarat 10, Telangana 7, Madhya Pradesh and Delhi 6 each and 5.

It has reported 4 deaths, while Tamil Nadu has recorded 3 deaths each. Two deaths each have been reported from Jammu and Kashmir, Uttar Pradesh and Kerala.

Andhra Pradesh, Bihar and Himachal Pradesh have reported 1 fatality, according to the data.

The largest number of confirmed cases was reported from Maharashtra in 490, followed by Tamil Nadu (485) and Delhi (445). Kerala has 306 positive cases, while the number of cases increased to 269 in Telangana and 227 in Uttar Pradesh.

There are 200 cases in Rajasthan and 161 cases in Andhra Pradesh.

Covid-19 cases have increased to 144 in Karnataka, followed by 105 in Gujarat and 104 in Madhya Pradesh.

Jammu and Kashmir have 92 cases and West Bengal has 69. Punjab has reported 57 infections, followed by Haryana with 49. Thirty people are affected with Covid-19 in Bihar, while it has 24 cases. Uttarakhand has 22 cases, followed by Odisha with 20 cases, Chandigarh with 18 infections and Ladakh with 14.

Ten cases have been reported from Andaman and Nicobar islands, while Chhattisgarh has 9 infections. Goa has reported 7 cases of Covid-19, followed by Himachal Pradesh with 6 and Puducherry with 5 cases.

and Manipur have reported 2 cases each, while Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh have reported 1 infection each.

Distribution at the state level is subject to further verification and reconciliation, the Union health ministry said on its website.