India records sharpest spike in daily death toll as confirmed cases cross 29,000 mark
The health ministry said that a patient with mild and pre-symptomatic COVID-19 infection can stay at home but will have to be in touch constantly with the district surveillance officer
New Delhi: As India attempts to flatten the curve of novel coronavirus and is currently under lockdown, some states are continuing to see a steady rise in cases.
On Tuesday, India registered its sharpest hike in the COVID-19 daily death toll as it recorded 62 deaths in the last 24 hours. The number of cases in India as of 9 am on April 28 stands at 29,435, according to the Union health ministry. A total of 6,868 people have recovered and the country has seen 934 deaths so far.
In a video conference with chief ministers to discuss the situation arising due to the pandemic, PM Modi said that "we have to be brave and bring in reforms that touch the lives of common citizens".
The health ministry has urged people to not label or stigmatise any community or area for the spread of COVID-19.
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Here are the numbers as of 9 am on April 28:
Maharashtra has a total of 8,590 cases, with 1,282 recoveries and 369 deaths. The state saw 522 new cases on April 27.
Tamil Nadu has 1,937 cases. 1,101 people have recovered and 24 people have died due to the disease. On April 27, 52 new cases were reported.
Karnataka has a total of 512 cases. 188 people have recovered and the state has reported 20 deaths. 9 new cases were reported in the state on Monday.
Kerala has a total of 481 cases, with 355 recoveries and 4 deaths. The state saw an increase of 13 cases on April 27.
Andhra Pradesh has a total of 1,177 cases, with 235 recoveries and 31 deaths. 80 new cases were reported in the state.
Telangana has a total of 1,007 cases, with 332 recoveries and 25 deaths. The state saw an increase of six cases on April 27.