COVID-19 Cases in India Just Under 1,400; 35 Dead: Health Ministry

The highest number of cases have been recorded in Kerala at 234, followed by Maharashtra at 216.

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The number of coronavirus cases in India rose to 1,397 on Tuesday, 31 March, an increase of 146 cases in the last 24 hours, with the death toll standing at 35, according to the latest Health Ministry data.

There are now 1,238 active COVID-19 cases in the country, while 123 have been cured/discharged and one is a migrated patient.

The highest number of cases have been recorded in Kerala at 234, followed by Maharashtra at 216.

COVID-19 Cases in India Just Under 1,400; 35 Dead: Health Ministry
(Graphic: The Quint)

Globally, there are more than 8 lakh confirmed cases, with almost 40,000 deaths and over 1,70,000 people having recovered so far.

India is set to increase testing in ten identified “hotspots” where “unusual” transmission has been detected. It includes Dilshad Garden and Nizamuddin in Delhi, as well as Noida, Meerut, Mumbai, Pune, Bhilwara, Ahmedabad, Kasaragod and Pathanamthitta.

The Supreme Court has also asked the Centre to set up a portal within 24 hours to counter the panic being spread through fake news.

The Health Ministry on Monday stated that India is still in the local transmission stage.

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