India’s COVID-19 positive cases tally has reached 23,452, including 723 deaths, as per the Union Health Ministry’s latest update.
Of these, 17,915 are active cases while 4,813 have been cured or discharged.
The data was updated at 5 pm on April 24 on the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare’s website.
With 6,430 COVID-19 cases, Maharashtra continues to be the worst-affected state, followed by Gujarat (2,624) and Delhi (2,376).
Mumbai alone has over 4,200 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said on April 23. Cases are rising in the financial capital’s Dharavi area, which one of Asia’s largest slums.
Tripura has become coronavirus-free after its second COVID-19 patient tested negative, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb said on April 23.
A COVID-19 test developed by Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi has received approval from the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). Researchers at IIT-Delhi say their method can lower the cost of COVID-19 testing.
Below is the coronavirus cases/deaths state-wise tally:
|S. No.||Name of State / UT||Total Confirmed cases (Including 77 foreign Nationals)||Cured/Discharged/Migrated||Death|
|1||Andaman and Nicobar Islands||22||11||0|
|13||Jammu and Kashmir||427||92||5|
|Total number of confirmed cases in India||23452*||4814||723|
|*States wise distribution is subject to further verification and reconciliation|
|*Our figures are being reconciled with ICMR|
Globally, over 2.7 million confirmed cases and more than 190,000 deaths have been reported so far during the COVID-19 outbreak, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.
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