NEW DELHI: As per the latest data regarding the spread of coronavirus, the cases were less than 600 on Monday, April 27 as compared to Sunday, when the total tally was at 27,892, as per the Union Health Ministry.
In the last 24 hours, a total of 1,396 new cases got detected and 48 deaths were reported. Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister is also scheduled to hold a video conference meeting with various chief ministers in order to strategise the next action plan in the battle against COVID-19.
As per the recent data released by the Union Health Ministry today i.e. 27 April 2020, at 8 am, there are 20,833 active novel coronavirus cases and 6,184 people have been cured and discharged in total. In the last 24 hours, 381 individuals recovered and got discharged. The death toll of India is at 872.
PM Modi also addressed the nation through his radio programme, 'Mann Ki Baat'. He appreciated the people who are going out of their way and helping in this situation of national crisis. Yet, he still warned the public regarding any complacency over the global COVID-19 pandemic.
As per the Union Health Minister, Harsh Vardhan, " India’s strategy to manage the disease won’t change and it will aggressively look within the community for those who have been infected. Look for them, test them, isolate them, and treat them.
The new quick blood tests bought by India has been going through the stage of field testing but the reliability of it has been inconclusive, as per a representative from the country's top medical research body.
He said, "The experts are working to find out the cause of such huge variations in test results, and until they reach any conclusion, it is advised to the states to not use rapid test kits for Covid-19 testing."