COVID-19: Total number of confirmed cases rise to 1834 in India, death toll at 41

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With 437 new cases reported in the last 24 hours, the tally of COVID-19 positive cases in India shot up to 1,834 on Wednesday night.

 

Meanwhile, the number of deaths in the country due to COVID-19 has risen to 41.

According to the data provided by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the total number of active cases in the country is 1,649. 

Meanwhile, 143 persons have been cured and discharged from the hospitals. One person has migrated, 

On Wednesday, Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla urged all state governments and Union Territory administrations to ensure the lockdown measures issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs are strictly implemented.

The Central government has taken many stringent measures to prevent the further spread of the disease. 

Starting from March 24 midnight, India is under 21-day lockdown to curb the spread of novel coronavirus. Only the essential services like grocery shops, medical outlets remain functional during the lockdown.

Coronavirus, which originated in China's Wuhan city in December last year, has so far spread to more than 200 countries. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared coronavirus a pandemic. 


 

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