The number of Covid-19 victims increases to 1,223, none of the cases rises to 37,776 in India: Ministry of Health

NEW DELHI: The number of deaths due to an increase of 1,223 and the number of cases rose to 37,776 in the country on Saturday, registering an increase of 71 deaths and a record jump of 2,411 cases in 24 hours, according to the Union.

The number of active Covid-19 cases was 26,565, while 10,017 people recovered and one patient migrated, the ministry said.

Therefore, about 26.52 percent of patients have recovered so far, said a senior health ministry official.

The total number of cases includes 111 foreign citizens.

A total of 71 deaths were reported since Friday night: 26 from Maharashtra, 22 from Gujarat, eight from Madhya Pradesh, four from Rajasthan, three from Karnataka, two from Delhi and Uttar Pradesh and one from Bihar, Haryana, Punjab and Tamil. Nadu

Of the 1,223 deaths, Maharashtra represents the maximum with 485 deaths, followed by Gujarat (236), Madhya Pradesh (145), Rajasthan (62), Delhi (61), Uttar Pradesh (43), and West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh at 33 every.

The death toll reached 28 in Tamil Nadu, 26 in Telangana, while Karntaka has reported 25 deaths from the disease.

Punjab has recorded 20 Covid-19 deaths, Jammu and Kashmir eight, Kerala and Haryana have reported four deaths each, and Jharkhand and Bihar have recorded three Covid-19 deaths each.

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

However, a PTI count of figures reported by various states on Saturday night showed 37,707 Covid-19 cases and 1,232 deaths due to the disease in the country.

There has been a delay in figures from the Union health ministry, compared to the number of deaths announced by different states, which officials attribute to delays in procedures for assigning cases to individual states.