COVID-19 cases in India rise to 17,265, death toll reaches 543

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Published: April 20,2020 11:27 AM
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April 20, 2020: The number of coronarivus cases in India has risen to 17,265 after 1,553 fresh infections were reported in past 24 hours. The death toll has gone up to 543.

April 20, 2020: The number of coronarivus cases in India has risen to 17,265 after 1,553 fresh infections were reported in past 24 hours. The death toll has gone up to 543. In India, over 4 lakh samples have been tested so far.



Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Sunday asserted that doubling rate of Covid-19 cases has increased from three days before imposition of lockdown in March to 9.7 days now.



At least 2,546 people have recovered from the infection. And at present, there are 14,175 active coronavirus patients in the country.



Maharashtra remains the worst affected state with 4,203 cases and 233 casualties. The other states that have seen the most number of cases include Delhi (2,003), Tamil Nadu (1,477), Rajasthan (1,478), Madhya Pradesh (1,407), Gujarat (1,743), Uttar Pradesh (1,084) and Telangana (844).