Over 21 thousand infected, 686 dead
NEW DELHI, Apr 23
As per the data shared by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the total number of coronavirus positive cases presently stands at 21,700. There are 16,689 active cases, while 4,324 patients have been cured/discharged/migrated. The death toll now stands at 686. Almost all States across India have been infected by coronavirus. In a silver lining, Goa and Manipur have declared themselves as coronavirus free States. India is under lockdown till May 3. However, a few services have been resumed in selected areas after April 21.
Maharashtra on Thursday recorded 778 new COVID19 cases and 14 deaths. Total coronavirus cases in the state now stand at 6427, including 840 discharged after recovery, the state health department said.
The disease has already spread in over 200 countries around the world, killing lakhs of people. The US, China, and Spain are the worst affected countries in terms of cases and number of casualties.