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COVID19: Death toll in India rises to 56, cases to 2,639

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New Delhi, April 3: The number of COVID-19 cases climbed to 2,639 in the country on Friday while the death toll rose to 56, according to the Union Health Ministry.

Out of the total, 156 people were either cured or discharged and one migrated to another country, the ministry stated.                    


The figure includes 55 foreign nationals. 

“Some 647 coronavirus positive cases found in last two days are linked to Tablighi Jamaat congregation,” the Health ministry said in its evening briefing on Friday. Fourteen states have so far reported coronavirus cases related to Tablighi Jamaat, the health ministry.

As per the ministry’s updated data at 9 am, three new virus-related deaths were reported from Maharashtra.

Thus, Maharashtra has reported the most deaths (16) so far, followed by Gujarat (7), Madhya Pradesh (6), Punjab (4), Karnataka (3), Telengana (3), West Bengal (3), Delhi (4), Jammu and Kashmir (2), Uttar Pradesh (2) and Kerala (2).

Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Bihar and Himachal Pradesh have reported one death each.

The highest number of confirmed cases of the pandemic was reported from  Maharashtra at 335, followed by Tamil Nadu with 309 infections and Kerela with 286 cases so far.

The number of cases in Delhi has gone up to 219, in Rajasthan to 133 and Andhra Pradesh to 132. The cases in Karnataka have risen to 124.