540 new cases in India, 17 deaths in 24 hours

9 April 2020, New Delhi

India witnessed some 540 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours.

With this, the total number of confirmed novel coronavirus cases in India has reached 5,700, Indian media reports have said on Thursday.

The death toll in the country has climbed to 166. Some 17 deaths were recorded in the last 24 hours in India.

The country’s Union Health Ministry said around 472 people have been cured or discharged.

The number of confirmed cases is from Maharashtra at 1,135 followed by the southern state of Tamil Nadu at 738 and Delhi at 669 cases.

Meanwhile, the cases have risen to 427 in the state of Telengana, while Rajasthan has 381 cases.

Similarly, the state of Uttar Pradesh has 361 cases, while Andhra Pradesh reported 348. In Kerala, there are 345 cases so far.

Thirty-eight people have been infected in Bihar, while Uttarakhand has 33 and Assam 28.

Likewise, Jharkhand has reported four cases.

(With inputs from Agencies)

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