Cases rise to 27892 in India, 872 deaths
NEW DELHI, Apr 27
As India entered the final week of the 40-day lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, the total cases in the country reached 27892, including 6184 cured/discharged/migrated and 872 deaths. In past 24 hours, 1,396 new cases of coronavirus and 48 deaths were reported. The total number of cases in Maharashtra, the worst affected State by Covid-19, has risen to 8068 with 342 deaths.
The Indian Council of Medical Research has said that a total of 280 Government laboratories in the country are conducting tests for Covid-19. ICMR also released a list of 90 private labs which will conduct the testing.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today held a video conference with Chief Ministers to discuss the situation arising due to the coronavirus pandemic in the country, which has been under a lockdown since March 25 to contain the spread of the virus.
Here is the total coronavirus cases in India, state-wise
Andaman and Nicobar Islands-33, Andhra Pradesh-1097, Arunachal Pradesh-1, Assam-36, Bihar-274, Chandigarh-30, Chhattisgarh-37, Delhi-2918, Goa-7, Gujarat-3301, Haryana-289, Himachal Pradesh-40, Jammu and Kashmir-523, Jharkhand-82, Karnataka-503, Kerala-458, Ladakh-20, Madhya Pradesh-2096, Maharashtra-8068, Manipur-2, Meghalaya-12, Mizoram-1, Odisha-103, Puducherry-7, Punjab-313, Rajasthan-2185, Tamil Nadu-1885, Telangana-1002, Tripura-2, Uttarakhand-50, Uttar Pradesh-1868, West Bengal-649.
Across the world, the total number of coronavirus cases has reached 29.71 lakh while the death toll crossed 2.06 lakh, showed the latest numbers from Johns Hopkins University. The US alone accounted for over 9.65 lakh coronavirus cases while the death toll in the country has neared 55,000 mark.
Spain (226,629 cases), Italy (197,675) and France (162,220) are among the other badly hit countries. Italy, Britain, Spain and France accounted for more than 20,000 deaths each.
China's State-run media said that hospitals in Wuhan, the original epicenter of the disaster, no longer have any COVID-19 patients, after a crisis in which the city recorded nearly 3,900 deaths. Livemint with agency inputs