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Coronavirus state-wise tally April 29: Number of confirmed cases in Maharashtra crosses 9,300

With 9,318 COVID-19 cases, Maharashtra continues to be the worst-affected state, followed by Gujarat (3,744) and Delhi (3,314).

April 29, 2020 / 06:38 PM IST

India's tally of COVID-19 positive cases has reached 31,787, including 1,008 deaths, as per the Union Health Ministry's latest update.

Of these, 22,982 are active cases while 7,796 have been cured or discharged.

The data was updated at 5 pm on April 29 on the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare's website.

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With 9,318 COVID-19 cases, Maharashtra continues to be the worst-affected state, followed by Gujarat (3,744) and Delhi (3,314).

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The number of hotspot districts (red zones) has declined to 129 from the 177.

The Ministry of Home Affairs issued an order on April 29 allowing for a conditional movement of stranded migrant workers, tourists, students, pilgrims and other people. States and union territories have been directed to designate nodal authorities and outline standard protocols for the movement of such people.

NITI Aayog Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Amitabh Kant on April 28 said 15 places that have "high caseload" have been identified. This list includes cities such as Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Delhi, Indore and Hyderabad.

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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 Islands33150
2Andhra Pradesh133228731
3Arunachal Pradesh110
4Assam38271
5Bihar383642
6Chandigarh56170
7Chhattisgarh38340
8Delhi3314107854
9Goa770
10Gujarat3774434181
11Haryana3102093
12Himachal Pradesh40251
13Jammu and Kashmir5651768
14Jharkhand105193
15Karnataka53221520
16Kerala4863594
17Ladakh22160
18Madhya Pradesh#2561377119#
19Maharashtra93181388400
20Manipur220
21Meghalaya1201
22Mizoram100
23Odisha119381
24Puducherry830
25Punjab3227119
26Rajasthan236476851
27Tamil Nadu2058116825
28Telangana101236726
29Tripura220
30Uttarakhand54340
31Uttar Pradesh211547736
32West Bengal72511922
Total number of confirmed cases in India31787*77971008
#1 Repeat case from Betul Removed
*78 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 3.1 million cases and more than 217,000 deaths have been reported during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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first published: Apr 29, 2020 08:50 am

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