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Last Updated : May 29, 2020 09:42 AM IST | Source: Moneycontrol.com

Coronavirus state-wise tally May 29: Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Rajasthan cross 8,000

With nearly 60,000 COVID-19 cases, Maharashtra has reported the highest number of infections, followed by Tamil Nadu (19,372), Delhi (16,281) and Gujarat (15,562).

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India has recorded over 1.65 lakh cases of the novel coronavirus and 4,706 deaths, according to the Union Health Ministry's latest update.

Of these, 89,987 are active cases while 71,105 have been cured or discharged.

The data was updated at 8.00 am on May 29 on the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare's website.


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With nearly 60,000 COVID-19 cases, Maharashtra has reported the highest number of infections, followed by Tamil Nadu (19,372), Delhi (16,281) and Gujarat (15,562).

Home Minister Amit Shah on May 28 spoke to chief ministers to get their views on a possible lockdown extension. The fourth phase of the lockdown ends after May 31.

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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 Pradesh3251212559
3Arunachal Pradesh310
8Dadra Nagar Haveli200
13Himachal Pradesh276705
14Jammu and Kashmir203685927
19Madhya Pradesh74534050321
30Tamil Nadu1937210548145
34Uttar Pradesh71704215197
35West Bengal45361668295
Cases being reassigned to states4673
*(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 58 lakh infections and more than 3.6 lakh deaths have been reported due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

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First Published on May 29, 2020 09:42 am