Coronavirus Highlights (April 23): 21,700 COVID-19 cases; 46 patients emerge from one Delhi colony block

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Updated: Apr 24, 2020 8:00 AM

Coronavirus India Highlights: The total number of Coronavirus positive cases presently stands at 21700. There are 16,689 active cases, while 4,324 patients have been cured/discharged/migrated. The death toll now stands at 686.

Coronavirus in India Latest News Updates State Wise, Coronavirus India live updates, coronavirus news updates, coronavirus tips, coronavirus vaccine news today, corona cases in indiaA man wearing a protective mask walks past replicas of animals and traditional dancers installed at a road crossing, to create awareness about wearing masks during a nationwide lockdown to slow the spreading of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Chennai. (Courtesy: Reuters photo)

Coronavirus India Highlights: 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.

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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.

Also, 46 people tested positive for COVID-19 in North Delhi’s Jahangirpuri on Thursday, a few days after 31 members of an extended family were found to be infected with COVID-19 in the area, officials 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.

Reports say that several new Coronavirus patients have been found to be asymptomatic. In Delhi-NCR, the Gautam Buddha Nagar administration has completely closed Delhi-Noida border. Only essential vehicles will be allowed.

The COVID-19 has already spread over 200 countries around the world killing lakhs of people. The US, China, Italy and Spain are some of the worst affected countries in terms of cases and number of casualties. Coronavirus cases is rising in other country’s too and all nations are taking stringent measures to control the virus. Meanwhile, the US President Donald Trump has halted the issuing of Green cards or legal permanent residency for the next 60 days as part of his executive order to temporarily suspend immigration into the US.

 

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