The number of COVID-19 cases in the country climbed to 3,072 on Saturday while the death toll rose to 75, according to the Union Health Ministry.
The number of active COVID-19 cases stands at 2,784, while 212 people were either cured or discharged and one had migrated to another country, it said.
Thus, Maharashtra has reported the most deaths (24) so far, followed by Gujarat (10), Telangana (7), Madhya Pradesh (6), Delhi (6), Punjab (5), Karnataka (3), West Bengal (3), Jammu and Kashmir (2), Uttar Pradesh (2) and Kerala (2).
As per the update at 9 am issued by Health Ministry on Saturday, 601 Covid-19 cases and 12 deaths have been reported since Friday.
Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Bihar and Himachal Pradesh have reported a death each.
The figure of 3,072 includes 57 foreign nationals. Maharashtra has the highest number of cases at 490 followed by Delhi (445), Tamil Nadu (411) and Kerala (295).
Condition of 58 COVID-19 patients is critical and they are in Kerala, Madhya Pradesh and Delhi, said the ministry at a press conference on Saturday.
Through a massive effort around 22,000 Tablighi Jamaat workers and their contacts have been quarantined, said Punya Salila Srivastava, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs.
Here is the state-wise tally of the novel coronavirus outbreak:
Andhra Pradesh 161
Andaman and Nicobar Islands 10
Arunachal Pradesh 1
Himachal Pradesh 6
Jammu & Kashmir 75
Madhya Pradesh 104
Tamil Nadu 411
Uttar Pradesh 174
West Bengal 69
“Till now we have found cases related to Tablighi Jamaat from 17 states, 1,023 Covid-19 positive cases have been found to be linked to this event. Out of the total cases in the country, around 30% are linked to one particular place,” said Lav Agarwal, Joint Secretary, Health Ministry.
Rate of rise in COVID-19 cases in India less than other countries, said Agarwal.
“State-wise distribution is subject to further verification and reconciliation,” the ministry said on its website.