New Delhi : With 921 fresh coronavirus cases, the coronavirus tally across the country rose to 23,077 on Friday while the death toll stood at 718, the Union Health Minister announced. As many as 17,610 Covid-19 cases are active while at least 4,748 people have been cured and discharged so far. One patient has migrated, the ministry added. According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a total 23,502 samples have confirmed positive for the virus so far. The Health Ministry said 77 foreign nationals are among the total 23,077 Covid-19 cases reported in the country. Of the 718 deaths, Maharashtra topped the tally with 283 fatalities, followed by Gujarat at 112, Madhya Pradesh at 83, Delhi at 50, Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh at 27 each. The death toll reached 24 each in Uttar Pradesh and Telengana, 20 in Tamil Nadu and 17 in Karnataka.
9 RPF personnel test positive for Covid-19 in Bengal
At least nine Railway Protection Force (RPF) personnel, who had recently visited Delhi for some urgent official work, tested positive for the virus, an official from the South Eastern Railway (SER) said on Friday. According to the official, the personnel were part of a 28-member RPF contingent from the Kharagpur division of SER, which had returned on April 14 from the national capital with a consignment of arms and ammunition aboard a parcel express train. The swab of one of the constables were sent for medical examination after he developed coronavirus-like symptoms. The constable was admitted to a designated private hospital at Uluberia after his reports confirmed that he was infected, SER spokesman Sanjay Ghosh said. The reports of eight others also came positive, he added. (Source : Indian Express)