Total COVID-19 Cases In India Now At 16,116; Death Toll Also Rises To 519

Publish On: 20 Apr, 2020 09:39 AM | Updated   |   Madhurima  

NEW DELHI: As per the data related to the spread of coronavirus recorded on Sunday, April 19, the country now has 16,116 cases and approximately 519 deaths. This means, there was a spike in the cases and 1,324 new people were found to have the virus in the last 24 hours, as per the Union Health Ministry.

The active cases have now increased to 13,295 as 2,301 individuals have already recovered and discharged, with one migration case, reports the ministry.

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The ICMR or Indian Council of Medical Research also reported that around 17,615 people have found to be COVID-19 positive in India. On Sunday, i.e. yesterday, over 4 lakh samples got tested, as per the apex health research body.

Maharashtra, which is the worst-hit state also reported around 552 New cases and around 12 deaths on Sunday, April 19. The total death tally of the state is now at 223. The positive cases also crossed the 4,000 mark and total cases are now 4,200. Whereas, out of the deaths reported yesterday, 6 happened in Mumbai, 4 in Nashik, 1 in Ahmednagar and Solapur each.

Country's capital, Delhi reported 110 new cases and 2 deaths since yesterday. The cases also crossed the 2000 mark in the capital and total tally is now 2,004 with the death toll at 45. However, 83 people have also recovered and discharged from medical facilities, as per the Delhi Health Report.

There was also a spike in the city of Agra located within Uttar Pradesh where the cases went up to 225. Out of the current total cases, 92 were Tablighis. Neighbouring city Firozabad also has 52 cases. Noida had also reported 97 cases, out of which 38 individuals have bow been cured, as per the administration.

On the other hand, Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Shivraj Singh Chouhan took to Twitter to share a piece of positive news, he mentioned in a tweet, "No one lost the battle on the Coronavirus front" in the state on Sunday. The state currently has 1,407 cases out of which 147 have been cured and 70 have died.

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The tally of the data is according to what the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare displayed on 20 April 2020, 08:00 GMT.