NEW DELHI: The total cases all over the country have reached 24,506 as the wrath of coronavirus continues to spread like wildfire. As of today, 775 individuals have lost their lives to the virus. The active cases are at 18,668 and arounf 5,063 people have recovered by now, as per the government data.
The figures have also revealed that the doubling of the virus has improved to 10 days. Earlier this week it was reported to be 7.5 days. The health ministry also suggested that the lockdown has been effective.
Maharashtra, the worst-hit state, which was found to have 778 new cases on Thursday, 23 April, has now shown a decrease. There are currently 6,817 cases in the state. It also has the highest number of deaths at 301, followed by Gujarat which has recorded 127 deaths by now, Madhya Pradesh has had 92 and Delhi observed 53 deaths.
After states like Manipur and Goa got declared corona free, Tripura's chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb announced his state to be free of the COVID-19 virus as well. He however still appealed to people to follow social distancing norms along with government guidelines, until further notice.
The Ministry of Home Affairs also permitted the re-opening of shops under the Shops and Establishment Act but with some exceptions. The order stated that the shops including the one's market and residential areas will be allowed to open. Although the shops which are within the red zones haven't been allowed to go back in business as of yet