India's Covid-19 tally crosses 1,50,000-mark, toll at 4,337by Source:
The death toll due to COVID-19 rose to 4,337 and the total number of cases climbed to 1,51,767 in the country, registering an increase of 170 deaths and 6,387 cases in the last 24 hours, the Union health ministry said on Wednesday.
IMAGE: Security personnel check IDs of health workers as they arrive for sanitisation at Rail Bhawan in New Delhi after a new coronavirus infection case reported there. Photograph: Arun Sharma/PTI Photo
The number of active coronavirus cases stands at 83,004, while 64,425 people have recovered and one patient has migrated, it said.
"Thus, around 42.45 per cent patients have recovered so far," a senior health ministry official said.
The total confirmed cases also include foreigners.
Of the 170 deaths reported since Tuesday morning, 97 were in Maharashtra, 27 in Gujarat, 12 in Delhi, nine in Tamil Nadu, five each in Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal, three in Rajasthan and one each in Andhra Pradesh, Chandigarh, Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir, Kerala, Telangana and Uttarakhand.
IMAGE: A girl takes a nap on a luggage trolley at the Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airpor in Guwahati. Photograph: PTI Photo
Of the total 4,337 fatalities, Maharashtra tops the tally with 1,792 deaths followed by Gujarat with 915 deaths, Madhya Pradesh with 305, Delhi with 288, West Bengal with 283, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh with 170 each, Tamil Nadu with 127 and Andhra Pradesh and Telangana with 57 deaths each.
The death toll reached 44 in Karnataka and 40 in Punjab.
Jammu and Kashmir has reported 24 fatalities due to the disease, Haryana 17 deaths while Bihar has registered 13 deaths and Odisha seven deaths.
IMAGE: Workers in protective suits cremate a COVID-19 victim at a gas-cremation centre in Nagercoil in Kanyakumari district. Photograph: (PTI Photo
Kerala has reported six deaths, Himachal Pradesh five, while Jharkhand, Uttarakhand, Chandigarh and Assam have recorded four deaths each so far.
Meghalaya has reported one COVID-19 fatality so far, the ministry data said.
According to the ministry's website, more than 70 per cent of the deaths are due to comorbidities.