COVID-19 death toll rises to 1,223

NEW DELHI, MAY 2 | Publish Date: 5/2/2020 12:24:08 PM IST

The death toll due to COVID-19 rose to 1,223 and the number of cases climbed to 37,776 in the country on Saturday, registering an increase of 71 deaths and a record jump of 2,411 cases in 24 hours, according to the Union health ministry.

The number of active COVID-19 cases stood at 26,565, while 10,017 people have recovered.

However, PTI figures reported by various states as on Saturday evening showed 37,707 COVID-19 cases and 1,232 deaths.

Meanwhile, over 3.3 million people around the world have been infected with the coronavirus and nearly 240,000 have died of COVID-19.

Nagaland: Results for 13 samples awaited

DIMAPUR, MAY 2 (NPN): State government spokesperson and minister, Neiba Kronu has informed that the state was awaiting the result of 13 samples of suspected COVID-19 case.

Till date, he said 674 samples were sent for testing from the State out of which 661 samples had tested negative and the result of remaining 13 awaited. As on May 2, Kronu said 1397 persons were screened and 21 persons currently under facility quarantine. 


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