The spread of novel coronavirus in India has quickened in the past few days with new cases of coronavirus and COVID-19 deaths being reported every day. After the first confirmed positive case was reported on January 30 in Kerala, the epidemic has expanded its footprints in the country, affecting over 7,500 people.
More than three billion people around the world have been living under lockdown for the past few days as governments step up efforts to combat coronavirus pandemic which has left more than 85,000 people dead globally.
While novel coronavirus has impacted China, Italy, the US and Spain the most, India too is seeing COVID-19 infect its economy. After making its presence in Kerala first, the novel coronavirus spread to other cities/regions, including Bengaluru, Pune, Delhi, Jaipur, Agra, Hyderabad, Jammu and Kashmir.
Here’s the full list of coronavirus positive cases in India and the state-wise impact of the pandemic
Coronavirus in India: Total number of positive cases (including deaths): 8,663 as of April 12.
States/UTs death toll, Total deaths in India: 277
Andhra Pradesh: 6
Himachal Pradesh: 2
Jammu and Kashmir: 4
Madhya Pradesh: 34
Tamil Nadu: 11
Uttar Pradesh: 5
West Bengal: 9
Coronavirus in India: States/UTs with confirmed positive cases
Jammu and Kashmir: 224
Uttar Pradesh: 452
Tamil Nadu: 969
Andhra Pradesh: 417
Himachal Pradesh: 32
West Bengal: 134
Madhya Pradesh: 532
Andaman and Nicobar Islands: 11
Arunachal Pradesh: 1
Note: The tallies above include foreigners who have been infected with COVID-19.
No. of people discharged: 504
While the Centre and state governments have been trying hard to check the spread of coronavirus by tracking, isolating and treating the infected persons, the gradual rise of the pandemic in India is worrisome.