New Delhi/Mumbai: The COVID-19 death toll in India has now reached 1,800 while the tally of cases stands over 55,000. Since Wednesday, more than 5,000 new cases were reported. The confirmed cases in Maharashtra alone were nearing 18,000-mark. On Thursday, Maharashtra saw 43 deaths in a single day as also 1,216 new infections while Mumbai alone saw 692 new cases.
The nationwide tally has reached 55,000. After Maharashtra and Gujrat, the number of cases in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu has crossed the 5,000-mark. In Gujrat, 388 people tested positive for the Coronavirus on Thursday, taking the total infections of the Indian state above 7,000. On the other hand, Madhya Pradesh reported 114 new cases. The total number of infections in the state has thus risen to 3,252.
Maharashtra is the worst-hit Indian state due to the Coronavirus where more and more people are testing positive by the day. While the state reported 43 deaths on Thursday, 24 were from Mumbai alone. Likewise, Coronavirus deaths in Pune stand at seven while in the Vasai-Virar Municipal Corporation, 5 fatalities were reported. Maharashtra has reported 1,200 cases on the second consecutive day. As a result, the Coronavirus cases in the state soared to 17,974. In Mumbai, 692 new cases were reported. Dharavi reported 50 new Coronavirus positive cases, taking the tally in Mumbai up to 11,219.
In the meantime, the number of Coronavirus infected security forces and medical workers in Maharashtra has risen. On Thursday, a CISF official posted at the Mumbai International Airport succumbed to Coronavirus. Also, 531 personnel of Maharashtra Police are infected with the virus. Of these, 51 are Police officers, and 480 are constables. Furthermore, 77 prisoners and 26 officials at Mumbai Central’s Arthur Road Jail tested positive for the COVID-19.