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1,334 new Covid-19 cases in last 24 hours; India tally rises to 15,712: Health Ministry


The Union Health Ministry on Sunday said 1,334 new Covid-19 cases and 27 deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours. This takes the total tally of Covid-19 cases to 15,712 and death toll to 507 in India, the ministry informed.
Addressing a daily media briefing about the novel coronavirus situation in the country, Joint Secretary in the Health Ministry Lav Agarwal said no new Covid-19 case has been reported in Mahe in Puducherry and Karnataka's Kodagu in the last 28 days.
Lav Agarwal added that 54 other districts in 23 states/union territories did not report any Covid-19 cases in the last 14 days.
The Health Ministry official said 2,231 patients have been cured so far in the country.
"There are 755 dedicated hospitals and 1,389 dedicated health care centers in the country, this takes the total dedicated facilities - where severe or critical patients can be treated to 2,144," Lav Agarwal mentioned.
Meanwhile, the ministry said that selective relaxation will be given to non-containment zones in India after April 20 midnight. The health ministry, however, said that no relaxations will be given to the containment zones and added that the government may impose even stricter lockdown measures after April 20 in such areas.

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