The total number of novel coronavirus cases in India today surged to 18601, after 1,336 fresh cases were reported in the last 24 hours, according to the latest data of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Along with that, the number of Covid-19 deaths in the country increased to 559, it said.
So far, India has 14,759 active cases.
Globally, 2,481,287 people have been infected and 170,436 have died so far
The COVID-19 situation is “especially serious” in Mumbai, Pune, Indore, Jaipur, Kolkata and a some other places in West Bengal, and other places the Home Ministry said on April 20, as India saw selective relaxation of lockdown in non-containment areas.
Strict restrictions continue in districts declared COVID-19 hotspots.
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in its daily update said that 18,601 have been tested positive so far and there have been 559 deaths.