The coronavirus has claimed over 26,000 lives and infected at least 5,75,000 people across 201 countries, according to the WHO.
India has seen 25 deaths and 979 positive cases due to COVID-19, according to the latest Health Ministry update at 10 a.m. However, data from the State governments put the number much higher at 27 deaths and 1,025 positive cases. Of this, as many as 911 cases are active ones.
The coronavirus has claimed over 26,000 lives and infected at least 5,75,000 people across 201 countries, according to the WHO. The outbreak has been particularly grim in the U.S., Italy and Spain, apart from China, where it originated in December 2019.
Maharashtra’s tally surges to 193 positive cases
Yet another person in contact with the Sangli family, 23 of whose members had been previously diagnosed for COVID-19, has tested positive for the virus, taking the total tally in the district to 25 even as the State tally shot up to 193 on Sunday with fresh cases being reported from Mumbai, Pune and Nagpur.
District authorities said that a total lockdown has been imposed in Islampur tehsil — from where 24 of the 25 cases have been reported — for the next three days and the town sealed off for a radius 3.5 km from the residence of the persons diagnosed with the virus.
Gujarat registers 5th death
Another death caused by COVID-19 in Ahmedabad has taken the death toll of Gujarat to five.
The 47-year-old man was admitted to the Ahmedabad Civil Hospital on Sunday morning. He was suffering from diabetes. With his death, the death toll in Ahmedabad climbs to three.
The health department said that the total number of coronavirus infections in the State is currently 58.
Seven new cases detected in Maharashtra
Seven more cases of COVID-19 positive patients have been detected in Maharashtra, confirmed the Chief Minister’s Office on Sunday.
Four cases have been confirmed in Mumbai, and one each in Pune, Sangli and Nagpur districts. This brings the total number of cases in the State to 193.