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In 24 hours, India reports 1,334 new COVID-19 cases, total count soars to 15,712

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Lav Aggarwal, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, briefing media about COVID-19 status in the country in New Delhi on Sunday. Photo/ANI

New Delhi [India], April 19 (ANI): With 1,334 fresh cases of coronavirus reported in the last 24 hours, the total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in India has reached 15,712 including 507 deaths, said Lav Aggarwal, Joint Secretary, Health and Family Welfare, here on Sunday.
As many as 2,231 people have recovered from the disease so far, said Aggarwal during the daily media briefing on the coronavirus. “This equals 14.1 per cent of the total cases,” he added.
“A total of 15,712 confirmed cases have been reported in India including 507 deaths and 2,231 people, who were COVID-19 positive, have recovered. Out of the total deaths, 27 deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours,” said Aggarwal.
The Joint Secretary said that no new case was reported in Mahe in Puducherry and Karnataka’s Kodagu in the last 28 days.
“A total of 54 other districts beside these two in 23 States/Union Territories did not report any cases in the last 14 days,” he said.
He informed that there are 755 dedicated COVID-19 hospitals and 1,389 dedicated health care centres in the country, which takes the total dedicated facilities where severe or critical patients can be treated to 2,144. (ANI)

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