31.6 lakh people are currently under quarantine across the country as authorities have made concerted efforts to control the spread of the new coronavirus which has infected more than 10 lakh so far, officials said on Friday.
Uttar Pradesh has the highest number of quarantined people among the states, followed by Maharashtra, they said.
According to the latest official estimate available, more than 11 lakh people are in quarantine in Uttar Pradesh, 7.27 lakh in Maharashtra, 3.25 lakh in Gujarat and 2.4 lakh in Odisha.
A total of 31.6 lakh people are currently under institutional and home quarantine across India, an Interior Ministry official told PTI.
COVID-19 suspected patients, asymptomatic and mild positive cases and high-risk contacts of infected people are being quarantined to stop the spread of the virus, officials said.
Some states like Uttar Pradesh and Assam do not allow home quarantine.
In Delhi, mild and asymptomatic COVID-19 patients are allowed to be quarantined at home and are constantly monitored by experts by telephone or videoconference.
No less than 49,907 people are in quarantine in Haryana, 46,969 in Tamil Nadu, 41,06621 in Chhattisgarh and 25,307 in Punjab.
An estimated 24,497 people are quarantined in Jharkhand, 17,858 in Karnataka, 14,596 in Delhi and 8,799 in Assam.
Interior Ministry officials said the states and union territories that show positive trends in controlling the spread of the new virus are Delhi, Kerala, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh.
States where worrying trends continue are Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Karnataka, another official said.
The total number of coronavirus cases in the country jumped to 10.03,832, while the number of deaths rose to 25,602 as of Friday.
Maharashtra reported the highest number of positive COVID-19 cases with 2,844,281, followed by Tamil Nadu with 1,566,369, Delhi with 1,18,645, Karnataka with 51,422, Gujarat with 45,481, l ‘Uttar Pradesh with 43,441 and Telangana with 41,018.
The number of COVID-19 cases increased to 38,044 in Andhra Pradesh, 36,117 in West Bengal, 27,174 in Rajasthan, 24,002 in Haryana, 21,764 in Bihar and 20,378 in Madhya Pradesh.
Assam recorded 19,754 infections, Odisha 15,392 and Jammu and Kashmir 12,156 cases. Kerala has reported 10,275 coronavirus infections to date, while Punjab has 9,094 cases.
Of the 25,602 deaths reported to date, Maharashtra has the 11,194 highest, followed by Delhi with 3,545 deaths, Tamil Nadu 2,236, Gujarat 2,089, Uttar Pradesh 1,046, Karnataka 1,032, West Bengal 1,023, Madhya Pradesh 689 and Rajasthan 538.
So far, 492 people have died from COVID-19 in Andhra Pradesh, 396 in Telangana, 322 in Haryana, 230 in Punjab, 222 in Jammu and Kashmir, 197 in Bihar, 79 in Odisha, 50 in Uttarakhand, 48 in Assam, 42 in Jharkhand and 37 in Kerala.
India has experienced a steady decline in the active workload and officials have attributed this positive development to targeted and proactive measures.
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