India’s COVID-19 cases rise to 52,952, Death toll at 1,783

COVID-19 cases in India has risen to 52,952 with 1,783 fatalities. There are 35,902 active cases while 15,266 have been cured/discharged, the Health Ministry said on Thursday.

Maharashtra has highest COVID-19 cases – 16,758, followed by Gujarat – 6,625, Delhi – 5,532, Tamil Nadu – 4,829, Rajasthan – 3,317, Madhya Pradesh – 3,138 and Uttar Pradesh – 2,998.

Maharashtra’s Mumbai and Pune, Delhi and Ahmedabad and Surat in Gujarat are among the worst-affected cities in the country.

Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan yesterday held a meeting with Nitinbhai Patel, Dy. Chief Minister and Health Minister, Gujarat and Rajesh Tope, Health Minister of Maharashtra in presence of Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Minister of State of Health and Family Welfare along with the senior officials from both Centre and the States to review the situation, actions and preparedness for management of COVID- 19 in both the States.