Covid-19 death toll rises to 1,223, cases mount to 37,776

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New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) The total number of Covid-19 cases in the country mounted to 37,776 on Saturday evening, while 1,223 people have succumbed to the dreaded virus so far, the Union Health Ministry said.
Of the total cases, 26, 535 are active while 10,017 people have recovered.
Maharashtra remained the worst-hit state with its total number of cases rising to 11,506, followed by Gujarat, which has reported 4,721 cases so far, and Delhi with 3,738 cases, according to the Health Ministry data.
Maharashtra has also recorded 485 deaths, the highest number of casualties among all the states, as per the ministry data.
Other states which have jumped the 2,000-case mark are Madhya Pradesh (2,719), Rajasthan (2,666), Tamil Nadu (2,526) and Uttar Pradesh (2,455).
Among other major states, Andhra Pradesh has reported 1,525 cases and 33 deaths, Bihar 471 cases and three deaths, Haryana 360 cases and four deaths, Jammu and Kashmir 639 cases and eight deaths, Karnataka 598 cases and 25 deaths and Kerala 498 cases and four deaths.
States/UTs which have reported less than 10 cases are — Tripura, Mizoram, Puducherry, Manipur, Goa and Arunachal Pradesh.
On the global front, the total number of cases has crossed the 3 million mark while over 2 lakh people have died till now.