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Coronavirus state-wise tally May 15: Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Delhi cross 8,400

With 27,524 COVID-19 cases, Maharashtra has reported the highest number of infections, followed by Tamil Nadu (9,674 ), Gujarat (9,591) and Delhi (8,470).

May 15, 2020 / 09:20 AM IST
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India now has as many as 81,970 recorded cases of the novel coronavirus and 2,649 deaths, according to the Union Health Ministry's latest update.

Of these, 51,401 are active cases while 27,919 people have recovered.

The data was updated at 8.00 am on May 15 on the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare's website.

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With 27,524 COVID-19 cases, Maharashtra has reported the highest number of infections, followed by Tamil Nadu (9,674 ), Gujarat (9,591) and Delhi (8,470).


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Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on May 14 announced a few measures for migrant workers, including provision of food and rental accommodation.

The Delhi government has recommended opening of markets, shopping complexes and operation of buses and metro services with strict social distancing norms, PTI reported.

The Maharashtra government might extend the lockdown in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) and cities like Pune, Malegaon and Aurangabad, according to a report by The Indian Express.

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Below is the coronavirus cases/deaths state-wise tally:
S. No.Name of State / UTTotal Confirmed cases*Cured/Discharged/MigratedDeaths**
1Andaman and Nicobar Islands33330
2Andhra Pradesh2205119248
3Arunachal Pradesh110
8Dadar Nagar Haveli100
13Himachal Pradesh74392
14Jammu and Kashmir98348511
19Madhya Pradesh44262171237
28Tamil Nadu9674224066
32Uttar Pradesh3902207288
33West Bengal2377768215
Total number of confirmed cases in India81970#279202649
*(Including foreign Nationals)
**( more than 70% cases due to comorbidities )
#States wise distribution is subject to further verification and reconciliation
#Our figures are being reconciled with ICMR

Globally, over 44.4 lakh infections and over 3 lakh deaths have been reported due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Follow our full coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic here.
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first published: May 15, 2020 09:20 am

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