New Delhi, Apr 17 : The Novel Coronavirus cases on Friday morning crossed 13,000-mark in the country with the figure now standing at 13,387, Union Health Ministry said on Friday.
Deaths due to the deadly virus across the nation have risen to 437 with 23 fresh deaths reported in the past 24 hours. Active cases of COVID-19 in the country at present are 11,201, while the number of cases cured and discharged has witnessed some improvement with the figure now at 1,748, health ministry data showed.
Cases in the worst COVID hit state in the country -- Maharashtra, have again witnessed a spike with the number now standing at 3,205 and 194 casualties, followed by the national capital where the cases spiked to 1,640, and 38 casualties. Numbers have also spiked in Tamil Nadu and Rajasthan with figures now standing at 1,267 and 1,131 respectively while in Madhya Pradesh the cases have spiked to 1,120 with 53 deaths, the state with second-highest COVID casualties in the country after Maharashtra. The number of cases has increased at a fast pace in Maharashtra, Delhi, Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh in the past two days. (UNI)