543 die of corona in India, cases climb to 17,265

Delhi: The death toll due to Covid-19 rise to 543 and the number of cases climbed to 17,265 in the country today, according to the Union Health Ministry. The number of active Covid-19 cases stood at 14, 175 while 2,546 people have been cured and discharged, and one patient has migrated, the Ministry said. The total number of cases include 77 foreign nationals.

A total of 24 deaths were reported since Sunday evening. Twelve deaths were reported from Maharashtra, five from Gujarat, three from Rajasthan and two each from Delhi and Karnataka. Of the 543 deaths, the highest number of 223 fatalities was reported from Maharashtra, followed by Madhya Pradesh (70), Gujarat (63), Delhi (45) and Telengana (18).

The death toll reached 17 in Uttar Pradesh while Punjab and Karnataka reported 16 deaths each. Tamilnadu and Andhra Pradesh have reported 15 deaths each.Rajasthan has registered 14 fatalities. The disease has claimed five lives in Jammu and Kashmir, while Kerala and Haryana have recorded three Covid-19 deaths each. Jharkhand and Bihar have reported two deaths each, while Meghalaya, Himachal Pradesh, Odisha and Assam have reported one fatality each, according to the ministry’s data.