Coronavirus live updates on 24th April: India’s tally of COVID-19 cases stands at 23,452

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Indian is trying all possible measures to control the spread of coronavirus. country has extended the lockdown till May 3 with some relaxation in non-containment zone. India is still witnessing hike in coronavirus cases and goverment is working on the strategies on how to minimize it. Follow Chinimandi to get all live updates on Coronavirus across the world.

India’s tally of COVID-19 cases stands at 23,452
With 1,752 new COVID-19 cases reported in the last 24 hours, the total number of cases surged to 23,452, said the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Friday.
Out of the total tally, 17,915 are active cases and 4,814 patients have been cured/discharged and migrated. With 37 new deaths reported in the last 24 hours, the total number of deaths due to the deadly virus rises to 724. According to the Ministry, Maharashtra has the most number of COVID-19 cases with a tally of 6430 cases of which 840 patients have recovered and 283 patients have died due to the virus.
Gujarat stands in second place with 2,624 cases of which 258 patients have recovered and the fatalities stand at 112. Delhi stands at third position with 2376 cases, out of which 808 patients have recovered and 50 have succumbed to coronavirus. Meanwhile, Goa has seven COVID-19 cases of which all patients have recovered and no new case has been reported, according to the ministry. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on April 14 announced that the nationwide lockdown imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic would be extended till May 3.

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19:21 IST: 9 lakh people under surveillance across India
As many as 9,45,915 people are under community surveillance through the Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP), as per the data revealed by Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry on Friday. Dr Sujeet Singh, Director, National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), said: “Through our continuous efforts, we have kept over 9 lakh people, who might possibly be infected with coronavirus, on surveillance based on the data collected from 734 districts from across India. The collected data was effectively analysed through epidemiological intelligence.” “Three major steps taken by the Central government have greatly helped in containing the spread of coronavirus. These include blocking of international flights in March so that no infected person can entre India, increase in the testing capacity, and lockdown,” Dr Singh told ANI.

18:35 IST: India has least COVID cases at 5 lakh tests mark among major countries: PM Modi
India has the least number of corona positive cases among some major countries at 5 lakh COVID-19 tests mark, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday.
“At the 5 lakh tests mark, India has of the least number of COVID-positives among some major countries,” the Prime Minister tweeted. He further informed that NaMo app users can now see interesting facts and steps taken by the Centre to contain corona spread. “More such interesting facts and steps of Modi Govt to contain the virus can be found in #IndiaFightsCorona on Your Voice section of Volunteer module on NaMo App. Check it out!” he said.

17:37 IST: Total lockdown in Tamil Nadu’s 5 cities from April 26
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami on Friday said that there would be a complete lockdown in Chennai, Coimbatore, and Madurai from April 26 to April 29. “There will be a total lockdown for four days in Chennai, Coimbatore and Madurai from April 26 to April 29 from 6 am to 9 pm. In Salem and Tiruppur, total lockdown will be in effect from 6 am on April 26 to 9 pm on April 28,” said Chief Minister Palaniswami. He added that online food delivery during the complete lockdown period would be allowed. “Online food delivery will be allowed during the total lockdown days,” he said.

16:56 IST: Two tested COVID-19 positive post-death in Jaipur
Two 60-year-old male patients, who died at a Jaipur hospital, have tested positive for COVID-19, taking the number of deaths due to coronavirus in the state to 32. According to the state Health Department, a resident of Ramganj was admitted to the SMS Hospital on April 22 and died on April 23. He was detected positive for COVID-19 on April 23. The patient had comorbidity of coronary artery disease. Another patient, a resident of MD road, was brought dead to the SMS Hospital on April 22. As he was a suspected COVID-19 patient, a sample was taken which was reported positive on April 23.

16:50 IST: COVID-19 recovery rate in India improves to 20.57 per cent
A total of 4,748 people have been cured of coronavirus in India so far, taking the recovery rate to 20.57 per cent, said the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Friday.
A total of 1,684 new cases of coronavirus have been identified, which take the total number of confirmed cases to 23,077 in the country, said Lav Agarwal, Joint Secretary, Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry, here on Friday. The recovery rate from the coronavirus on Thursday had been put at 19.89 per cent by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Addressing a press conference here, Agarwal said: “With 1,684 new cases, there are 23,077 positive cases in India till now. So far, 4,748 people have recovered including 419 people who recovered yesterday. This takes our recovery rate to 20.57 per cent.” Agarwal said that in the last 28 days, 15 districts have had no new case. “Till date, there are 80 districts in the country that have reported no new cases in the last 14 days. The chain of transmission is being broken by the collective efforts of people and administration. We should see that the green zone districts maintain the status of no new cases and also, new districts get added into this category,” he added.

15:37 IST:18 new COVID-19 cases in K’taka, state count at 463
With 18 new COVID-19 cases reported in Karnataka, the total number of positive cases in the state has risen to 463, said State Government on Friday. The total new cases include 11 from Bengaluru urban. According to the morning bulletin issued by the state government, the total confirmed cases in the state include 18 deaths and 150 discharges.

15:12 IST:3 deaths, 44 more COVID-19 cases in Rajasthan
With 44 more COVID-19 cases reported on Friday, the total number of coronavirus cases in Rajasthan has crossed the 2,000 mark.
According to the Rajasthan Health Department, three more deaths were reported in the state, taking the death toll to 31.

14:17 IST:2 deaths, 62 more COVID-19 cases in Andhra Pradesh
Two deaths and 62 more COVID-19 cases have been reported from Andhra Pradesh in the last 24 hours, officials said on Friday. Among the new cases, Anantapur has reported 4 cases, East Godavari 2, Guntur 11, Krishna 14, Kurnool 27, Nellore 1 and Prakasam 3. According to the state’s COVID-19 Nodal Officer, with this, the total number of coronavirus cases in the state has risen to 995.

13:07 IST:Yogi Adityanath govt appoints nodal officers for COVID-19 sensitive districts
The Uttar Pradesh government led by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday nominated 15 senior IAS officers as nodal heads of those districts that have reported 20 or cases of coronavirus. The officers who have bene designated as nodal officers include — Alok Kumar (Agra), Anil Kumar (Firozabad), Deepak Kumar (Lucknow), Mukesh Meshram (Rae Bareli) , T Venkatesh (Meerut), Sudhir Garg (Ghaziabad), Narendra Bhushan (Gautam Buddha Nagar), Anita Meshram (Bulandshahr), Suresh Chandra (Kanpur), Manoj Singh (Moradabad), Ajay Chauhan (Bijnor), Sainthil Pandiyan (Amroha), P Guru Prasad (Saharanpur), Sanjay Kumar (Shamli) and Dheeraj Sahu (Basti). These officials along with other senior police personnel will oversee the arrangements made in their respective districts to battle coronavirus.

13:00 IST: COVID-19 death toll reaches 66 in Pune
A 61-year-old and a 40-year-old with comorbid conditions, who had tested positive for COVID-19, have passed away in Pune on Thursday night, state Health Department officials said. With these two deaths, the total death toll due to coronavirus has reached 66 in the district. The total count of coronavirus cases in Maharashtra has climbed to 6,427, said the state Public Health Department. While the death toll due to the infection has risen to 283

12:43 IST: 14 deaths, 778 more COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra
14 more COVID-19 deaths and 778 new coronavirus cases have been reported from Maharashtra on Friday. The total count of coronavirus cases in the state has climbed to 6,427, said the state Public Health Department. With 14 more deaths, the toll due to the infection has risen to 283.

10:41 IST: Six more COVID-19 cases in Bihar, state tally reaches 176
Six more people have tested positive for coronavirus in Bihar on Friday, said Sanjay Kumar, Principal Secretary (Health). The total number of cases in the state now stands at 176, he added.

10:23 IST: Coronavirus lockdown: Uttarakhand Police register case against 2 toddlers for violation of home quarantine
The Revenue Police in Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand has registered a case against 51 people, including a 6-month-old and a 2-year-old, for violation of home quarantine rules during the lockdown. “FIR under Juveline Justice Act cannot be registered against those under 8 years of age. A probe will be conducted in the case,” informed District Magistrate (DM) of Uttarkashi. The DM also said that disciplinary and suspension action will be taken against COVID-19 magistrate of the district for registration of a case against the kids under Juveline Justice Act. He also has sought a report in the case.

10:03 IST: 36 more COVID-19 cases in Rajasthan, state tally reaches 2,000
36 more COVID-19 cases were reported from Rajasthan on Friday, taking the state’s total coronavirus cases to 2,000, the state Health Department said.
Of the new cases in the state, Jaipur reported 13 cases, Kota 18, Jhalawar 4 and Bharatpur 1. According to the state Health Department, a new death case has been reported from Jaipur, taking the state’s death toll to 29. With 1,684 more COVID-19 cases reported in the last 24 hours, India’s count of coronavirus cases reached to 23,077, said the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Friday.

09:52 IST: China registers six new cases of coronavirus in 24 hours
China has registered two new imported cases of COVID-19 and four cases of internal transmission within the past 24 hours, with no people having died of the disease, the National Health Commission said on Friday. “The National Health Commission received information about 82,804 confirmed cases of pneumonia caused by a new type of coronavirus from 31 provinces [regions and municipalities], including 915 currently ill people. 57 people are in critical condition, 4,632 have died, 77,257 people have been discharged from hospitals,” the commission said in a statement. No new cases of the coronavirus have been registered in the province of Hubei, where the city of Wuhan – the epicenter of the pandemic – is located. The number of confirmed cases in Hong Kong stands at 1,035 people, with four patients having died and 699 more having been discharged from hospitals. Forty-five people have been infected with the disease in Macao, with 27 of them having been released from medical facilities. The number of infected people in Taiwan amounts to 427, with six of them having died and 253 others recovered.

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