India’s Covid-19 cases cross 15,000, death toll rises to 507
The ministry of health data shows that the pandemic has now spread to 56% of India’s districts and 15 districts across nine states account for half the cases.Updated: Apr 19, 2020, 10:23 IST
The number of coronavirus disease cases in India climbed to 15,712, including 507 deaths, in the last 24 hours, the Union health ministry data on Sunday morning showed.
According to the health ministry’s data at 8am, there were 12,974 active cases, 2230 people have been sent home after being cured of the coronavirus disease and 507 people have died till date.
Maharashtra has 4,227 Covid-19 cases so far, including 211 deaths, which is more than thrice the number of fatalities than the state with the next-highest toll. There are 365 people who have been cured.
After Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh accounted for the most deaths at 70, followed by Gujarat that had 53 fatalities. The central state has seen 1,534 cases of the coronavirus disease to date, excluding the deaths.
The number of dead in Delhi was 42, the fourth-highest among all states in the country, and there were 1,893 Covid-19 patients and 72 who have been cured or discharged, according to the Union health ministry.
According to Union health ministry official Lav Agarwal, roughly three in four people who have died are above the age of 75 and nearly 83% of those confirmed to have been infected had other illnesses as well.
The ministry of health data shows that the pandemic has now spread to 56% of India’s districts and 15 districts across nine states account for half the cases.
The latest data also comes a day before India opens up its unaffected and relatively less affected areas for business and other activities with social distancing and other norms in place from Monday.
According to the Covid-19 dashboard by Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE), the number of confirmed cases stood at 2,328,600 and there were 160,706 fatalities across the world at around 8am India time.