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Coronavirus state-wise tally April 28: Number of cases in Delhi crosses 3,000

With 8,590 COVID-19 cases, Maharashtra continues to be the worst-affected state, followed by Gujarat (3,548) and Delhi (3,108).

April 28, 2020 / 06:43 PM IST

India's tally of COVID-19 positive cases has reached 29,974, including 937 deaths, as per the Union Health Ministry's latest update.

Of these, 22,010 are active cases while 7,026 have been cured or discharged.

The data was updated at 5 pm on April 28 on the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare's website.

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With 8,590 COVID-19 cases, Maharashtra continues to be the worst-affected state, followed by Gujarat (3,548) and Delhi (3,108).


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The health ministry on April 27 said 85 districts across the country had not reported any new COVID-19 cases in the past 14 days.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a meeting with chief ministers indicated that the lockdown would continue after May 3 in hotspots, media reports suggest.

Haryana has made passes mandatory for those who travel from Delhi to Gurgaon and Faridabad.


Below is the coronavirus cases/deaths state-wise tally:
S. No.Name of State / UTTotal Confirmed cases (Including 111 foreign Nationals)Cured/Discharged/MigratedDeath
1Andaman and Nicobar Islands33110
2Andhra Pradesh125925831
3Arunachal Pradesh110
12Himachal Pradesh40221
13Jammu and Kashmir5461647
18Madhya Pradesh2368361113
27Tamil Nadu1937110124
31Uttar Pradesh204340031
32West Bengal69710920
Total number of confirmed cases in India29974*7027937
*140 cases are being assigned to states for contact tracing
*States wise distribution is subject to further verification and reconciliation
*Our figures are being reconciled with ICMR

Globally, over 3 million cases and more than 210,000 deaths have been reported during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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first published: Apr 28, 2020 08:54 am
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