NEW DELHI: In the last 24 hours, India recorded a total of 1,543 cases and 62 deaths, which rose the total tally of cases in the country to 29,435 and the death toll is at 934, as per the Union Health Ministry.
As far as the active cases are concerned, there are currently 21,631 cases and other 6,839 individuals been recovered and discharged, as per the dashboard of Union health ministry at 8 am on April 28.
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The recovery rate of the country in terms of percentage is at 23%. It was said by the Union health ministry that the recovery rate is at 22.17% on Monday i.e. a day before, meaning, the rate increased by 0.83% in just 24 hours.
As per the Health Ministry's joint secretary, Luv Agarwal, a total of 16 districts from the country have not reported a single COVID-19 positive case in the last 28 days.
Maharashtra continues to be the worst-hit state with the total tally at 8,068, followed by Gujarat which has 3,301 cases and then comes Delhi which currently has 2,918 cases.
In terms of the death toll, Maharashtra is on the top as it has observed 342 deaths. Gujarat is second as it has observed 151 deaths by now, followed by Madhya Pradesh whose death toll is at 106.
He says, "The three new districts which got added to this list are — Gondia in Maharashtra, Devangere in Karnataka and Lakhi Sarai in Bihar. A total of 85 districts from 25 states and UTs have not reported any fresh coronavirus case in last 14 days."
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It was also said by Agarwal that no area or even a community should be accused or labelled for being responsible for spreading the highly contagious virus. He also mentioned that the police, healthcare and sanitary workers should not be blamed for it either.