Covid 19: Death toll up 718 in India, positive cases 23,077

New Delhi: The total number of coronavirus COVID-19 cases in India touched 23,077 today, according to the figures released by Union Health Ministry.

A total of 1,684 fresh Covid-19 cases were reported in the past 24 hours. The death toll from coronavirus rose to 718 as 37 casualties were reported in 24 hours.

Meanwhile, there are 4,748 recoveries in the country so far. The confirmed coronavirus cases include 17,610 active cases, 4,748 cured/discharged, 1 migrated, and 718 deaths, according to the government figures.

According to the morning update by the Health Ministry, Maharashtra continues to be the worst-hit state with 6,430 cases of which 840 patients have recovered and 283 patients have died.

In India, over 5 lakh samples have been tested for coronavirus so far, according to Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). According to a  top health ministry official said that about 3,773 dedicated COVID hospitals, health centres and care centres with capacity of 1,94,026 isolation beds, 24,644 ICU beds and 12,371 ventilators have been readied across the country and the capacity is being increased every day.

Across the world, the total number of coronavirus cases has crossed 27 lakh, according to latest figures from Johns Hopkins University, while the death toll has gone above 1.9 lakh.

In the US, coronavirus cases has topped has the world’s largest number of coronavirus cases at over 8.68 lakh and the country has reported close to 50,000 deaths.

 

NT Bureau