Health Ministry: Total COVID-19 Cases Cross 8,000; Dealth Toll At 273

Publish On: 13 Apr, 2020 09:33 AM | Updated   |   Madhurima  

NEW DELHI: As per the current records, there has been no deterioration in the coronavirus cases in India as the number of cases were found to be 8,356 on Sunday i.e. 12 April 2020 with the death toll at 273.

According to the Health Ministry figures, active cases in the country are 7,367. Whereas, 716 people have been either cured, discharged or migrated. Within the last 24 hours of the past weekend, 34 deaths and 909 new cases got reported.

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There is a huge possibility of the extension of the lockdown by 2 more weeks. The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has been conducting important meeting via video conferencing with all the chief ministers of the state.

Maharashtra has had the most COVID-19 positive deaths, with 127 people losing their lives to the disease. It's followed by Madhya Pradesh, which is at 36 and Gujarat at 22 and Delhi at 19.

The state of Punjab has also reported 11 deaths, Telangana so far has 9, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka has 6 with West Bengal at 5. Meanwhile, Tamil Nadu has reported no deaths yet.

Uttar Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir have observed 4 and 5 deaths so far. Rajasthan and Haryana have had 3 deaths each.

Only 2 deaths were reported from Kerala. States like Odisha, Bihar, Assam, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand have only reported 1 death each.

There has been a considerable lag in the figures of the Union Health Ministry if official reports given out by various states are compared.

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The ministry website also says, 'The state-wise distribution is subject to further verification and reconciliation."