The Union Health Ministry on April 29 said that the death toll due to COVID-19 rose to 1,008 and the number of cases climbed to 31,787 in the country, registering a record jump of 71 deaths in the last 24 hours.
The number of active COVID-19 cases in India stands at 22,982, while 7,796 people have recovered, and one patient has migrated, the ministry said.
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A total of 71 deaths have been reported since April 28 evening of which, 31 fatalities were from Maharashtra, 19 from Gujarat, six from Madhya Pradesh, five each from Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh, two from West Bengal and one each from Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab and Tamil Nadu.
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