India's Covid-19 count now exceeds 37,000; 71 deaths in the last 24 hours

NEW DELHI: The death toll from an increase of 1,218 and the number of cases rose to 37,336 across the country on Saturday, according to the Union health ministry.

The number of active Covid-19 cases was 26,167, while 9,950 people recovered and one patient migrated, the ministry said.

The total number of cases includes 111 foreign citizens.

A total of 66 deaths were reported since Friday night, of which 26 deaths were reported from Maharashtra, 22 from Gujarat, eight from Madhya Pradesh, four from Rajasthan, two from Delhi and one from Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Haryana and Tamil Nadu.

Of the 1,218 deaths, Maharashtra tops the list with 485 deaths, followed by Gujarat with 236, Madhya Pradesh with 145, Rajasthan with 62, Delhi with 61, Uttar Pradesh with 42 and Andhra Pradesh with 33 each.

The death toll reached 28 in Tamil Nadu, 26 in Telangana, while Karnataka has reported 22 deaths.

has recorded 19 deaths. The disease has claimed eight lives in Jammu and Kashmir, four in Kerala and Haryana, while Bihar recorded three Covid-19 deaths each.

Meghalaya, Himachal Pradesh, Odisha and have reported one death each, according to data from the ministry.

According to data from the Ministry of Health updated on Saturday morning, the highest number of confirmed cases in the country comes from Maharashtra (11,506) followed by Gujarat (4,721), Delhi (3,738) and Madhya Pradesh (2,719).

Rajasthan has reported 2,666 cases, Tamil Nadu 2,526 and Uttar Pradesh 2,328.

The number of Covid-19 cases has increased to 1,463 in Andhra Pradesh and 1,039 in Telangana.

The number of cases increased to 795 in West Bengal, 639 in Jammu and Kashmir, 589 in Karnataka, 497 in Kerala, 480 in Punjab and 471 in Bihar.

Haryana has reported 360 cases, while Odisha has 149 cases.

A total of 111 people have been infected with the virus in Jharkhand and 88 in Chandigarh.

Uttarakhand has reported 58 cases, Assam and Chhattisgarh have 43 cases each, while Himachal Pradesh has reported 40 infections each.

The Andaman and Nicobar islands have 33 cases of Covid-19, while Ladakh has reported 22 infections.

Meghalaya has reported 12 cases, Puducherry has eight cases, while Goa has seven COVID-19 cases.

Manipur and Tripura each have two cases, while Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh have each reported one case.

Our figures are being reconciled with the ICMR, the ministry said on its website, adding that 179 cases are being assigned to states for follow-up contacts.

Distribution at the state level is subject to further verification and reconciliation, he said.