In India,over 750 cases in 24 hours, total Covid-19 count nears 5,200
The number of confirmed cases of novel coronavirus in India is nearing 5,200 while the death toll has climbed to 149 on Wednesday.
The Union Health Ministry said 773 fresh cases of Covid-19 and 10 new deaths have been recorded in the last 24 hours, ending Wednesday morning. As many as 25 new deaths have been reported since Tuesday.
The ministry said the active Covid-19 cases in India have reached 4,643 with as many as 401 people either cured or discharged. The total count stands at 5,194, which include 70 foreign nationals.
At 1,018, Maharashtra has reported the highest number of confirmed cases in the country, followed by Tamil Nadu at 690 and Delhi with 576 cases.
Telengana has reported 364 Covid-19 cases followed by Kerala at 336.
Rajasthan has 328 cases, Uttar Pradesh has 326 and Andhra Pradesh reported 305 coronavirus cases. Novel coronavirus cases have risen to 229 in Madhya Pradesh, 175 in Karnataka and 165 in Gujarat.
Haryana has 147 cases, Jammu and Kashmir has 116, West Bengal has 99 and Punjab has 91 positive patients so far. Odisha has reported 42 coronavirus cases.
Thirty- eight people were infected with the virus in Bihar while Uttarakhand has 31 patients and Assam 27. Chandigarh and Himachal Pradesh have 18 cases each while Ladakh has 14 positive patients so far.
Ten cases each have been reported from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Chhattisgarh. Goa has reported seven Covid-19 infections, followed by Puducherry at five cases. Jharkhand has reported four cases and Manipur two.
Tripura, Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh have reported one case each.
Of 25 deaths since Tuesday, 16 have been reported from Maharashtra, two each from Delhi, West Bengal, Haryana and Tamil Nadu and one from Andhra Pradesh.
Maharashtra has reported the most coronavirus deaths at 64, followed by Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh at 13 each and Delhi at nine.
Telengana, Punjab and Tamil Nadu have reported seven fatalities each.
West Bengal has registered five deaths, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh have reported four each, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Rajasthan have recorded three deaths each.
Two deaths each have been reported from Jammu and Kashmir and Kerala. Bihar, Himachal Pradesh and Odisha reported one fatality each, according to the health ministry data.