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Covid-19: India’s coronavirus cases climb to 21,700; 686 dead

India’s total number of coronavirus cases climbed to 21,700 on Thursday with the number of deaths at 686, according to data from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. A total of 1229 new Covid-19 positive cases have been reported in the last 24 hours.

A day earlier on Wednesday, India had breached the 20,000 mark with 20,471 Covid-19 positive patients in the country. On April 14, the number of coronavirus cases had hit the 10,000 mark amid a nationwide lockdown to check the spread of the disease.

A total of 4,325 patients across states have recovered from the deadly infection so far and have been discharged. At present, India has 16,689 active coronavirus cases.

Globally, 2,657,611 people have so far been infected, of whom 185,318 have died, according to Worldometer.
At 5,652, Maharashtra has the highest number of cases among Indian states.

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