India death toll 480; cases climb to 14,378

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The death toll due to COVID-19 rose to 480 and the number of cases to 14,378 in the country on Saturday, according to the Union Health Ministry.

While the number of active COVID-19 cases stood at 11,906,as many as 1,991 people have been cured and discharged, and one had migrated,it said.

The total number of cases includes 76 foreign nationals.

Twenty-eight deaths have been reported since Friday evening— 12 from Madhya Pradesh, seven from Maharashtra, four from Delhi, three fromGujarat, one each from Jammu and Kashmir and Bihar.

Of the total 480 deaths, Maharashtra tops the tally with 201fatalities, followed by Madhya Pradesh at 69, Delhi at 42, Gujarat at 41 andTelengana at 18.

Tamil Nadu has reported 15 deaths while Andhra Pradesh andUttar Pradesh have reported 14 fatalities each. Punjab and Karnataka havereported 13 deaths each. Rajasthan has registered 11 deaths while West Bengalhas reported 10 deaths fatalities.

Five persons have lost their lives in Jammu and Kashmirwhile Kerala and Haryana have recorded three deaths each. Jharkhand and Biharhave reported two deaths each.

Meghalaya, Himachal Pradesh, Odisha and Assam reported onefatality each, according to the health ministry's data updated in the morning.

The highest number of confirmed cases in the country is fromMaharashtra at 3,323, followed by Delhi at 1,707, Tamil Nadu at 1,323 andMadhya Pradesh at 1,310.

COVID-19 cases have gone up to 1,229 in Rajasthan, 1,099 inGujarat and 849 in Uttar Pradesh.

Telengana has 766 cases, followed by Andhra Pradesh at 572and Kerala at 396.

The number of novel coronavirus cases has risen to 359 inKaranataka, 328 in Jammu and Kashmir, 287 in West Bengal, 225 in Haryana and202 in Punjab.

Bihar has reported 83 cases and Odisha 60. Forty people wereinfected with the virus in Uttarakhand, while Chhattisgarh and Himachal Pradesh have 36 cases each. Assam hasregistered 35 cases  so far.

Jharkhand has 33 cases, Chandigarh 21 and Ladakh 18. Twelvecases have been reported from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

Meghalaya has reported nine cases while Goa and Puducherryhave reported seven COVID-19 infections each. Manipur and Tripura have twocases each, while Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh have reported a case each.

"State-wise distribution is subject to furtherverification and reconciliation," the ministry said on its website.

The website also mentions that a COVID-19 patient fromNagaland has been shifted to Assam.

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