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India's COVID-19 cases surge to 18,985, toll crosses 600

Till Now, There Are 18601 Positive Cases. So Far, 3252 People Have Recovered Including 705 People Who Recovered Yesterday. This Takes Our Recovery Percentage To 17.48% Joint Secy Of Health Ministry Lav Agrwal Said During Press Confernece.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Nitu Pandey | Updated on: 21 Apr 2020, 07:11:00 PM
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Lav Agarwal (Photo Credit: File Photo)

New Delhi:

India's count of positive coronavirus cases reached 18,985 after 1,329 new cases were reported in the last 24 hours, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Tuesday.Till now, there are 18601 positive cases. So far, 3252 people have recovered including 705 people who recovered yesterday. This takes our recovery percentage to 17.48% joint secy of health ministry Lav Agrwal said during press confernece.

Out of the total cases, 15,122 are active cases, 3,259 have been discharged or cured and one has migrated. With 44 new deaths reported in the last 24 hours, the toll stands at 603.As per the evening update by the ministry, Maharashtra continues to be the worst-hit state with 4,669 cases, out of which 572 patients have been discharged and cured and 232 deaths.

Delhi's total count of confirmed cases stand at 2,081, which includes 431 cured or discharged cases and 47 deaths.Gujarat has reported a total of 2,066 positive COVID-19 cases, out of which 131 patients have recovered or discharged, while 77 patients have lost their lives.

4,49,810 samples have been tested so far. 35,852 samples were tested yesterday, of which 29,776 samples were tested in 201 Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) network labs and remaining 6,076 samples were tested in 86 private labs said R Gangakhedkar, ICMR.Madhya Pradesh's count of COVID-19 cases stand at 1,540, including 127 cured or discharged cases and 76 deaths.

Rajasthan has so far reported 1,576 positive cases, out of which 205 patients have recovered or discharged and 25 people have lost their lives.Tamil Nadu's COVID-19 figure has risen to 1,520, with 457 patients recovered and 17 fatalities. Uttar Pradesh has reported 1,294 cases, out of which 140 patients have recovered and 20 are dead.

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First Published : 21 Apr 2020, 07:11:00 PM