Andhra Pradesh has witnessed 161 confirmed coronavirus cases till now out of which 140 of them are those who attended the Tablighi Jamaat event in Delhi Nizamuddin West, and their contacts, chief minister's office has informed. Twelve more persons tested positive for coronavirus in Andhra Pradesh since Thursday night, taking the state's total such cases to 161. On Friday, according to a Health Department report, the new cases have been reported since 10 pm on Thursday.
Majority of the cases were reported during the last five days and almost all are Tablighi Jamaat event attendees in March or their contacts. Among the districts, Nellore accounts for maximum 32 cases, followed by Krishna 23, Guntur 20, Kadapa 19, Prakasam 17, West Godavari 15, and Visakhapatnam 14. Coronavirus positive cases have exploded across states in the country after Tablighi Jamaat's event as in the past four days, the nation has witnessed its number rising by a thousand new cases.
State-wise COVID-19 cases, deaths in India
|S. No.||Name of State / UT||Total Confirmed cases (Including 55 foreign Nationals)||Cured/Discharged/ |
|2||Andaman and Nicobar Islands||10||0||0|
|13||Jammu and Kashmir||70||3||2|
|Total number of confirmed cases in India||2301*|
India's active coronavirus cases surpass China's
The total number of coronavirus positive cases in India reached 2,301, while the death toll stands at 56, the Health Ministry said on Friday. Out of these 2,301 total COVID-19 cases, 2,088 are active cases. The numbers mean India now has more active coronavirus cases than China, the country from where the coronavirus pandemic began. China has so far recorded 81,620 coronavirus cases out of which 76,571 people have recovered and 3,322 have died. This leaves China with 1,727 active coronavirus cases.