Greater than 23,000 individuals in India have, or have had, the brand new coronavirus, central well being ministry information confirmed on Friday.*
Greater than 700 of these contaminated have died — a grim toll, however a comparatively low quantity in comparison with fatalities in different massive nations dealing with outbreaks.
India is at present below an prolonged lockdown that was imposed final month to comprise the unfold of the virus, which is especially transmitted by way of respiratory droplets.
Listed here are key takeaways from the up to date central authorities information.
1. Slightly over 17,600 coronavirus circumstances are nonetheless energetic, that means that these sufferers are at present contaminated and but to get well.
2. Over 4,700 individuals have recovered.** The World Well being Organisation says four-fifths of all coronavirus sufferers get higher with out wanted therapy at a hospital.
3. The present demise toll is 718. That is a fatality fee of round 3.1 per cent.
4. The state with probably the most circumstances, together with recoveries and deaths, is Maharashtra. Over 6,400 have been contaminated right here, and 283 have died.
5. Different states or territories with general case counts in extra of 1,500 are Gujarat, Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh.
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6. With 112 fatalities from over 2,600 circumstances, Gujarat has the second highest demise toll in India, adopted by Madhya Pradesh (83) and Delhi (50).
7. Some states within the Northeast have been spared excessive caseloads. For instance, one particular person every has been contaminated in Arunachal Pradesh and Mizoram; the Arunachal affected person has recovered. Sikkim is but to report a single case.
8. Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu, and Lakshadweep, are additionally but to report circumstances.
9. The data above relies on an replace offered at Eight am on Friday, April 24.
10. Information offered by the well being ministry might not replicate present figures in states. For these numbers, monitor our reside weblog.
NOTES: *Consists of 77 overseas nationals | **One has migrated
CORRECTION: An earlier model of this story incorrectly mentioned the demise toll is 780. It’s 718.
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