Coronavirus Update: Total Cases Now 14,792; Death Toll At 488

Publish On: 19 Apr, 2020 10:10 AM | Updated   |   Madhurima  

NEW DELHI: A total of 14,792 people have been infected with the coronavirus in the country. As per the latest data collected on Saturday evening i.e. yesterday, the total tally also includes foreign nationals. The active cases are 12,289, as per the Union Health Ministry.

The ministry also revealed that there have been 488 deaths so far. Maharashtra has reported 201, followed by Madhya Pradesh, which has observed 69 deaths.

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The ministry also mentioned about the recovery cases, "A total of 2,014 patients have been cured and discharged."

The country's capital, Delhi also reported 186 new cases within just a day. Out of these 186 cases, 31 individuals, which includes 20 adults and 6 kids of a joint family and 5 others have reported positive for coronavirus. They belonged to Jahangirpuri Block C, which has now become a major hotspot in the city for infections.

Madhya Pradesh also reported a total of 92 cases within the last day, taking the total tally of the state to 1,40. Although no new deaths have been reported, the state's death toll is still at 69. Indore observed 49 positive cases on the last day, meanwhile, 16 new cases were detected in Bhopal. 

Around 280 cases were also detected in the state of Gujarat, which is the state's highest spike in one day. Out of the newly reported cases, most were from Ahemadabad. The state has also observed 53 deaths.

Telangana's total tally also rose to 809, as 43 new cases were detected in the state. Although there was no death reported in the last 24 hours, the death toll is at 18. There were no recoveries reported either. So far, 186 recovered people have been discharged from the medical facilities of the state.

Maharashtra tops the list of the state with the most cases. There are now 3,323 cases in the state, Delhi is at 1,707, Madhya Pradesh has 1,402, Tamil Nadu 1,323 and Rajasthan has 1,267, as per the data collected by the Health Ministry.

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Indian Council of Medical Research or IMCR mentioned that so far, over 3 lakh samples got tested within the last 24 hours.