New Delhi: The coronavirus cases count in the national capital jumped to 12,910 with 591 new cases reported in the last 24 hours and the toll reached 231 with 23 deaths in past 24 hours, the Delhi Health Department said on Saturday.
With 23 deaths in 24 hours, the national capital recorded one death almost every hour.
The Health report said that the cumulative death figures refer to fatalities where primary cause of death was found to be the infection, as per the report of the Death Audit Committee on the basis of case sheets received from various hospitals.
Out of the total cases, 6,412 are active, and at least 6,267 patients have recovered from the disease so far, the Health Department said.
Bengaluru: A 32-year-old man from Bengaluru Urban succumbed to Covid-19 even as 196 cases have been reported in the past 19 hours, the highest single-day rise, taking the state’s tally to 1,939, according to an official here on Saturday.
“The number of new Covid-19 cases from Friday 5 p.m. to Saturday noon is 196,” said the official.
“Positive case 1,270, a resident of Bengaluru Urban, admitted to the designated hospital on Tuesday with breathing difficulty. He died on Saturday due to cardiac arrest,” said a health official.
The deceased also suffered from comorbidities. His death is Karnataka’s 42nd Covid-19 death and Bengaluru Urban’s 10th.
Another patient died during the day but for a non-covid reason — second such death in the state. “Positive case 1,783 died due to non-Covid reason,” said the official. The 55-year-old man from Dakshina Kannada had returned from Maharashtra.
Of all the cases, 1,297 are active, 598 discharges and 42 deaths. During the day, one patient from Mandya got discharged.
Of the new cases, Yadagiri contributed 72, followed by Raichur (39), Mandya (28), Chikkaballapura (20), Gadag (15), Dakshina Kannada and Davangere (3 each), Hassan and Bengaluru Urban (4 each), Kolar and Uttara Kannada (2 each) and Kalaburagi, Dharwad, Udupi and Belagavi (1 each).
Until Friday evening, the Yadagiri district had only 15 active cases. It has now shot up to 87. Incidentally, the small northern district was a green zone for many days till recently.
A majority of the cases reported travel history to Maharashtra, India’s Covid-19 hotspot.
Bengaluru Urban has seen 10 deaths, followed by Kalaburagi (7), Dakshina Kannada (5) and Davangere and Vijayapura (4 each), and remaining from other districts.
Until Friday, of the 1,743 cases, 9 per cent were senior citizens, 63 per cent men and 37 per cent women. The state’s patient discharge rate has fallen to 34 per cent.
Srinagar: A 55-year-old COVID-19 patient succumbed on Saturday in J&K’s Srinagar district taking the toll of those killed by the dreaded virus to 21 in the union territory.
Doctors at the Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Srinagar said a 55-year-old woman belonging to Anantnag district had tested positive for COVID-19 and was being treated for chest infection before her death.
With this the toll of people killed by the pandemic in J&K has risen to 21 out of whom 2 belonged to Jammu division while 19 belonged to the Valley.
So far, 1,489 have tested positive in J&K out of whom 720 have recovered completely.
Amaravati: Andhra Pradesh’s tally of positive cases touched 2,561 with 47 new cases detected in the past 24 hours ending 10 a.m. on Saturday.
Even as the state’s tally of positive cases has been inching upwards, the number of active cases has been slowly coming down, with 727 persons receiving treatment in various hospitals.
The state nodal officer reported that 9,136 samples were tested during the past 24 hours as against 8,415 samples that were tested during the preceding testing cycle.
One more death, the second in two days, was reported from Krishna district, taking the death toll in the state to 56 on Saturday morning. As many as 47 persons were cured and discharged by Saturday morning, taking the state’s tally of cured persons to 1,778.
On Saturday, fewer positive cases were attributed to people with a travel history to the Koyambedu market in Chennai. While Chittoor district reported 3 cases, Nellore reported 2 cases with travel histories to the Koyambedu market which has since been closed. Andhra Pradesh has been aggressive in conducting COVID-19 tests.
As on May 23, the state has tested 2,92,969 samples, ranking behind Maharashtra’s 3,32,777, and Tamil Nadu’s 3,84,682. The Andhra Pradesh average of 5,486 tests conducted per million population, ranks below Delhi’s 8,218, and Jammu & Kashmir’s 8,508.
A total of 2,834,798 tests have been conducted across India, with an average of 2044 tests conducted per million population.
Meanwhile, the cumulative tally of COVID-19 cases among returnees from other states remained static at 153. However, the active cases tally stands at 128 as 25 persons in this category have been discharged.