New Delhi: India has been witnessing a continuous rise in the number of coronavirus cases, recording 11,692 infections in the last 24 hours in the country. However, the numbers are lower than those reported the previous day (12,591 cases), the Union health ministry said on Friday (April 21). According to the Union Health Ministry, the country’s active cases increased to 66,170 up from 65,286 yesterday.
The present recovery rate stands at 98.68 per cent with 0.15 per cent of active cases, the Health Ministry stated further in its release.
Here are the states and union territories that have reported a surge in COVID-19 cases and have issued the necessary guidelines.
Delhi logged 1,603 COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, with a positivity rate of 26.75 per cent along with three fatalities, according to the Delhi Health Department. With the new fatalities, the death toll from the pandemic rose to 26,581 in the national capital, while the case tally rose to 20,29,151.
The Chief Justice of Delhi High Court on Thursday (April 20) instructed all staff members, litigants, and lawyers to wear masks and avoid being gathered in groups while on court premises. The direction has been issued in view of the rising number of COVID cases in the national capital.
The circular issued by HC Registrar General Ravindra Dudeja stated,
The Chief Justice has been pleased to order that due to the surge in COVID-19 cases in the NCT of Delhi, in order to contain and combat the spread of Covid cases, all the concerned, i.e., staff working in this Court and Members of the Bar, including their staff and the litigants, are hereby directed to make use of face masks at all times in the premises of this Court as a matter of caution, not to gather in large numbers at common areas, waiting areas of Court blocks as far as possible, and follow appropriate Covid protocols in letter and spirit to avoid any further spread of the virus.
Maharashtra recorded 1,113 fresh coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, while three more patients succumbed to the infection in the state, according to the state health department. With these additions, the state’s overall COVID-19 tally rose to 81,59,506, while the toll increased to 1,48,492, the department said.
Among the cities, Mumbai recorded 207 coronavirus cases and one fatality. The COVID cases in the Nashik district increased by eight in the last 24 hours, to reach 4,82,920, while the death toll stood unchanged at 8,904. The state’s case fatality rate was 1.82 per cent, while the coronavirus recovery rate stood at 98.11 per cent.
Haryana reported 1,059 fresh infections in the last 24 hours, and nearly half of them from Gurugram district, while three coronavirus-related deaths were registered in Kurukshetra, Fatehabad and Nuh districts, according to the state health department. Out of total fresh Covid infections, Gurugram reported 513 cases followed by 108 in Faridabad and 87 in Panchkula.
Among other Haryana districts, 52 cases each were reported from Karnal and Ambala districts.
A total of 10,780 people have recovered from the virus in the last 24 hours, bringing the overall count of people cured of the infection to 4,42,72,256. India’s overall recovery rate is currently at 98.67 per cent.
Under the nationwide vaccination drive, India has so far administered 220,66,31,979 crore COVID vaccine doses, of which 3,647 doses were administered in the last 24 hours. The total number of tests conducted in the last 24 hours is 2,29,739, the health ministry stated.
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