Updated: Thu, 23 Apr 2020 06:13 PM IST
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: With 1,229 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, the tally in India has reached 21,700 with 686 deaths, said the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
As per the data available at the Health Ministry website, there are 16,689 active coronavirus cases in India and 4,325 people have been cured and discharged from hospitals.
Maharashtra, which is the worst-hit state, in India has reported 5,652 cases with 269 deaths. Gujarat has also seen a surge in the number of cases with the death toll reaching 103. Madhya Pradesh has reported 81 deaths while the death toll has reached 48 in Delhi.
Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh have reported 27 deaths each while Telangana and Uttar Pradesh have reported 24 and 21 fatalities each. Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Punjab and West Bengal have reported 18, 17, 16 and 15 fatalities respectively.
Jammu and Kashmir has reported five deaths while Kerala, Haryana and Jharkhand have reported three fatalities each. Bihar has reported two fatalities while Odisha, Meghalaya, Himachal Pradesh and Assam have reported one death each.
Here's the state-wise report on coronavirus pandemic in India:
|S. No.||Name of State / UT||Total Confirmed cases (Including 77 foreign Nationals)||Cured/Discharged/||Death|
|1||Andaman and Nicobar Islands||18||11||0|
|13||Jammu and Kashmir||407||92||5|
|Total number of confirmed cases in India||21700||4325||686|
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Thursday reviewed the measures to "speed up" economic and industrial activities.
A video conference was held between representatives of industry associations and the two senior bureaucrats so that those industrial activities, which are permitted during the ongoing lockdown period, keep functioning smoothly and economic activities speed up, Joint Secretary in the MHA Punya Salila Srivastava told reporters here.
"In this context, home secretary (Ajay Bhalla) and secretary DPIIT (Guruprasad Mohapatra) have talked to industry associations via video conferencing today," Srivastava said.
Certain quarters of the industry and exporters have raised concerns over the revised guidelines issued by the MHA on April 15, stating that it is difficult for them to implement those for partial resumption of their factory operations.
(With PTI Inputs)