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Coronavirus update: Surge in India tally

More than 1,000 cases in a day

 
By DTE Staff
Last Updated: Sunday 12 April 2020
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India has registered more than 1,000 cases positive to the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) in a 24-hour span, the times of India daily reported citing the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare as saying April 11, 2020.

  • The ministry's website pegged the tally at 8,356.
  • Deaths due to the ensuing disease outbreak (COVID-19) have surged to 273.
  • Delhi became the second state to cross the 1,000 cases mark, along with 19 deaths.
  • Maharashtra continued to lead the tables with 1,761 cases and 127 deaths.
  • Madhya Pradesh had the second-highest death toll at 36 amid 532 cases.
  • Tamil Nadu, after a recent spurt in cases, remained stabled with 969 cases and 10 deaths.
  • Meghalaya, Sikkim and Nagaland are the only states to not report a single case.
  • Among Union territories, there have been no reports from Daman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Lakshadweep.  
  • In Maharashtra, most cases remained concentrated in capital Mumbai, according to crowdsourcing website Covid19india.org.
  • Thane, near India’s financial capital has moe than 140 cases while Pune district had over 250.
  • In Tamil Nadu, Chennai had more than 180 cases while Coimbatore had close to 100 and neighbouring Erode 60.
  • In Rajasthan, Jaipur had over 300 cases, while 50 have been evacuated.
  • In Madhya Pradesh, Indore had 235 cases while capital Bhopal had 116.
  • Telangana capital Hyderabad had over 100 cases.
  • In Guajarat, Ahmedabad had 243 cases, while Vadodara had 95.
  • In Uttar Pradesh, Agra — which draws a lot of tourists — had 92 cases.
  • Gautam Buddha Nagar district, better known as Noida, in the National Capital Region had 62 cases. Meerut had close to 50 cases. 
  • Most of Andhra Pradesh's cases were in Kurnool and Guntur districts. Nellore too had close to 50 cases.
  • Information technology hub Bengaluru had 68 cases while Mysuru had 47.
  • Most of Haryana’s cases were concentrated in its southern districts — in the National Capital Region or close by.
  • In Punjab, Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar, bordering the Union territory of Chandigarh, had 50 cases. 
  • North Kerala's Kasargod had 166 cases while Kannur had 70.
  • The Union home ministry April 11 exempted the fishing industry from the ongoing 21-day nationwide lockdown.

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