Coronavirus live updates: COVID-19 cases cross the 21,000 mark in India

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The total tally of Coronavirus cases has reached 21,393, with 1,409 new cases in just 24 hours. According to the Ministry of Health, the death toll due to COVID-19 has reached 681, 41 deaths reported in the past 24 hours. 

Fortunately, around 4,257 recovered from this deadly pandemic, and currently, there are 16,454 active Coronavirus cases. Maharashtra currently remains the worst affected state as it has seen 5,652 cases and 262 deaths. The number of cases in Maharashtra is approximately twice or thrice more than other states. 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will have a video conference call with other chief ministers on Monday. Several ministers had opted for an extension of Lockdown after April 14th during the previous video conference, which was held on April 11th.

The Global total of COVID-19 cases has crossed 26 lakh with a death toll of 1.8 lakh. The United States of America is the worst-hit country as this country alone has seen 8.4 lakh cases and 46,500 deaths. 

Following the US, Spain reported 2.08 lakh cases, Italy reported a total of 1.87 lakh cases and France reported 1.57 lakh. 


Coronavirus cases spiking in Gujarat and Rajasthan:

According to the Ministry of Health, the number of cases reported in India rose by approximately 16 percent in two days. Fortunately, this is a slower rate compared to the one 48 hours ago, where the rate was 19 percent. 

Even though the trajectory curve has flattened a bit, it is still steeper compared to that of Japan, Indonesia, and Pakistan. India is one of the worst-hit Asian countries as the total number of COVID-19 cases crossed the 20,000 mark. 

Singapore, which had a flat curve, is now witnessing a second wave of the virus as the trajectory curve has steepened a bit. But, the Asian countries are doing better than most of the Western nations like the US, Germany, Spain, Italy, etc. are one of the worst-hit countries. 

The doubling rate of the cases in India is approximately nine days. This is a much slower rate compared to early-April. The death rate also delayed in India as the doubling rate of death is nine days. 

According to an estimation by the Ministry of Health, the cases could rise to 30,000 in the next four days in India. 

Gujarat has the second most number of active cases (2,033), which is followed by Rajasthan(1,546). The fortunate part is that both of these states are way behind the Maharashtra tallies and expected to stay the same. 

Gujarat has seen the highest spike, and Rajasthan is witnessing an unusual increase in the death rate. 

Over the past seven days, Maharashtra, Gujarat, and Rajasthan have accounted for 69 percent of the total number of new active cases across the country. The death rate is also very high in these states, especially Maharashtra. 

The hot spots in these states are Mumbai, Pune, and Ahmedabad. These cities witnessed a sharp rise in the cases as Mumbai alone accounts for 3,746. Most of the Indian’s Hotspot regions are located in urban areas.

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