With the continuous rise in the coronavirus cases with nation entering 27th day of the lockdown the total number of coronavirus positive cases has reached to 18,601. In latest data released by the Union Health Ministry, the total COVID-19 cases in India stand at 18,601 and the death toll is 590. The tally of those cured, discharged from hospital stands at 3251, the ministry said.
The Union Health Ministry on Monday said that the COVID-19 ‘doubling rate’ — the speed of spread by which the number of coronavirus cases in India was doubling in the last one week — has improved to 7.5 days, as against 3.4 days before the nationwide lockdown was imposed.
Ministry of Health and Family Affairs Joint Secretary Lav Agarwal said that as per April 19 data, 18 states and UTs have shown an improvement other than the national average doubling rate.