Coronavirus Highlights: COVID-19 India cases rise to 11,933; Govt identifies 170 districts as ‘hotspots’

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New Delhi | Updated: Apr 16, 2020 11:22 AM

Coronavirus (COVID-19) in India Highlights: The number of active COVID-19 cases in India has crossed the 10,000-mark. In India, 1343 Coronavirus positive patients have been cured/discharged and 392 deaths have been recorded.

covid 19 tracker india state wise, coronavirus lockdown india extensionCoronavirus COVID-19 Highlights: During his address to the nation, PM Modi is likely to reveal the strategy to fight the unprecedented health crisis which has infected over 190 countries.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) in India Highlights: The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) today released new lockdown guidelines. On Tuesday, PM Narendra Modi announced that the nationwide coronavirus lockdown will continue till May 3. In a televised address to the nation, PM Modi said that more stringent steps will be taken for the next one week to check spread of COVID-19. States, where the possibility of Coronavirus spread will be less, maybe granted some relief from stringent lockdown after April 20. New guidelines for lockdown was released today.

According to the latest data released by the Union Ministry of Health, the total COVID-19 cases in India has crossed the 11,000-mark with current numbers at 11,933. In India, there are 10,197 active cases, 1343 coronavirus positive patients have been cured and one has been migrated. So far, 392 COVID-19 positive patients have died in India due to the deadly virus, as per the information shared by the Central government.

The Union Health Ministry on Tuesday said that 602 dedicated COVID Hospitals with 1,06,719 isolation beds and 12,024 ICU beds have been prepared, in coordination with states. This number is being augmented continuously, it added.

States like Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Odisha, Punjab, Telangana have already extended the lockdown till April 30 to check the spread of COVID-19. Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, and Delhi are the worst-affected states in terms of coronavirus positive cases and COVID-19 deaths. You can also check coronavirus India state wise list on the official website of the government at 

Also Read: Coronavirus cases in India 12,300-mark, 414 COVID-19 deaths 

Also read | New Coronavirus Lockdown Guidelines: Full list of relaxations, rules by MHA


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