COVID-19 cases cross 23,000 in India, death toll rises to 718


NATIONAL | APRIL 24, 2020:

The total number of COVID-19 cases in the country has crossed to 23,000 so far. Health Ministry data said, the number of active COVID-19 cases stood at 17,610.

The confirmed cases of COVID-19 stands at 23,077 in India so far and as per Health Ministry, 4,748 patients have recovered and have been discharged from the hospitals, while 718 patients have died.

Health Ministry spokesperson on Thursday said, there are 78 districts in the country where no new cases of COVID -19 have been reported in the last 14 days. He also said there are 12 districts which have not reported fresh case in the last 28 days. He also said the recovery rate of patients in the country has improved to 19.89 per cent.


In Northeast India three states including Manipur, Tripura have been declared covid-19 free.

In Arunachal Pradesh, after the lone positive person was labelled virus free and discharged, no new cases have been reported till date in the state.

Nagaland has reported one positive covid-19 case, who was tested positive at Guwahati Medical College Hospital, GMCH on April 12. After the third test was done, he was tested positive again even though the second test was found negative.

Meghalaya has reported 12 positive cases of covid-19 with 1 death so far.

A total of thirty-five confirmed cases were reported from Assam, wherein, nineteen have recovered with 1 dead.

Mizoram has reported one positive covid-19 case while two persons from the state were also detected positive for coronavirus in Mumbai recently.

Sikkim, so far is the only state in the country without a single reported positive case of COVID 19.