- Worldwide Confirmed Coronavirus Cases Top 2 Million
- The number of people who have died so far in the crisis stands at 137,020
WORLD: With 10,000 coronavirus deaths reported all over the world in the past 24 hours, the deaths due to COVID-19 has reached 1.36 lakh, according to the latest data from Johns Hopkins University.
Globally, the total number of coronavirus cases has crossed 20 lakh. The US is the worst affected country with over 6.3 lakh cases and over 30,000 fatalities.
Spain (1.8 lakh cases), Italy (1.65 lakh cases), Germany (1.34 lakh cases) and France (1.34 lakh cases) are among the other worst affected countries. Meanwhile, the death toll in Italy has gone up to 21,645 while it has risen to 18,812 in Spain and 17,167 in France.
According to the latest reports, the total number of corona virus cases in India has gone up to 12380 with 941 fresh COVID-19 infections being reported in the last 24 hours. Data from Health Ministry shows 37 deaths in last 24 hours, taking the overall fatalities to 414. Meanwhile, 1488 patients have been cured of the virus or discharged. With 2916 Covid-19 cases, Maharashtra is the hardest-hit state, followed by Delhi & Tamil Nadu while Kerala and Andhra Pradesh seem to have successfully flattened the curve.
Below is the total coronavirus cases in India, state-wise, data obtained by Health Ministry
The Union health ministry has identified 170 districts as hotspots and 207 districts as potential hotspots.
The Indian Council of Medical Research on Wednesday said that a total of 2,74,599 samples were tested for coronavirus detection. Those samples were taken from 2,58,730 individuals.
ICMR has issued a list of 176 government laboratories and 78 private laboratories for COVID-19 testing.
On April 14, Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended the nationwide lockdown till May 3 but the government plans to give some relaxation during the second phase of lockdown to revive the economic activity. From April 20, the government will allow agricultural activities, besides construction of roads and buildings, in the rural areas which have been less affected by the coronavirus pandemic.