Coronavirus cases in India rise to 18,601— 3,252 cured and 590 dead as of April 21

Coronavirus cases in India rise to 18,601— 3,252 cured and 590 dead as of April 21
  • The Health Ministry in the morning update said that of the total cases, 14,759 are active, with 590 casualties.
  • Maharashtra continued to be the worst hit with 4,666 total cases, followed by Delhi with 2,081 cases and 47 fatalities.
  • The family members of at least 25 houses in the Rashtrapati Bhavan premises have been asked to isolate themselves after a staffer's relative tested positive.
India added 1,336 new cases of Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, taking the total number to 18,601 on Tuesday (April 21) morning, the Ministry of Health and Family welfare said.
The Health Ministry said that of the total cases, 14,759 are active with 590 casualties.

"At least 3,252 people have been cured and discharged from the hospital while one person has migrated," said the ministry, adding that there are at least 77 foreign nationals, affected with the disease.

Maharashtra continued to be the worst hit with 4,666 total cases, followed by Delhi with 2,081 cases and 47 fatalities. Rajasthan has witnessed 1,576 cases and 25 deaths while Tamil Nadu has seen 1,520 cases and 17 deaths so far.

UP policeman tests positive, 45 known quarantined

A sub-inspector (SI), who was part of a team which escorted nine Tablighi Jamaat followers to a quarantine facility in Bijnor district after their return from Delhi, was declared corona positive on Monday (April 20), making him the first policeman in Uttar Pradesh to be infected.


Of the nine persons who escorted to the facility on April 13, six tested corona positive on Friday last week. After the sub-inspector tested positive on Monday evening, 45 police personnel, who came in contact with the 59-year-old police official, have also been put under quarantine and the Nehtaur police station has been sanitised.

The other members of the rescue team, three constables and a few health department workers, were declared negative in the report, a senior government official said.

52 fresh cases of Coronavirus in Rajasthan

Rajasthan recorded 52 fresh coronavirus cases on Tuesday, taking the state's virus tally to 1,576, an official said.

The state has so far seen 25 deaths due to the virus, with Jaipur accounting for 13 deaths.

"52 fresh cases have been reported in nine districts of the state, including 34 in Jaipur," Additional Chief Secretary (Health) Rohit Kumar Singh said.

He said test results of the backlog of 4000 samples sent to a private lab in Delhi have started coming and these are being captured in the report. Hence, the number of positive cases is expected to rise today and tomorrow.

Corona spreads to 52 districts in UP, tally up to 1258

Even as the Corona count in Uttar Pradesh rose to 1258 by Monday night, 52 districts are now affected by the deadly virus.

The state has recorded a fall in the number of cases with 94 new Corona positive patients found on Monday, compared to 174 new cases on Sunday. In the total tally of 1258 Corona patients, the number of persons connected to Tablighi Jamaat is 814.

The day also saw a medical officer in Moradabad — who contracted COVID-19 — succumbing to the infection while a sub-inspector in Bijnor tested positive for the infection.

A COVID patient in Kanpur also succumbed to Coronavirus during treatment late on Monday night, taking the death toll to 19 in the state.

Etah reported three new cases related to the Paras Hospital of Agra and Sultanpur, with one case becoming the new addition to the list of affected districts in the state which has now risen to 52.

25 families of staffers asked to self isolate in Rashtrapati Bhavan

The family members of at least 25 houses in the Rashtrapati Bhavan premises have been asked to isolate themselves after a staffer's relative tested positive for the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) that has claimed over 550 lives in India so far.

Official sources confirmed the news to IANS on late Monday night.

"A relative of a resident of Rashtrapati Bhavan Estate Quarters died a few days ago. The person who has tested positive for the Coronavirus on Sunday had attended the funeral," a source in the know of things said.

Bhopal sees steep rise in COVID-19 cases

Bhopal registered 40 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, taking the number of positive cases in the state capital to 254.

Just as Indore looked set to flatten the curve through the weekend, the numbers went up by seven again. Indore continues to be way ahead with the tally of positive coronavirus cases standing at 897 on Monday. The single-digit rise came as a consolation though.

With 84 persons testing positive during the 24 hours, the number of positive cases climbed to 1,485 in Madhya Pradesh on Monday, health officials said.

Four more deaths were reported in the past 24 hours, taking the COVID-19 death toll to 76 in MP, according to a state health bulletin. Indore recorded no fatalities in the last 24 hours.

Bengal's active COVID-19 cases rise to 245

The total number of active coronavirus cases in West Bengal rose to 245 with a record number of 54 cases reported on Monday, a top official said.

The death count, however, remained at 12, Chief Secretary Rajiva Sinha said.

"On Sunday, the number of active cases was 198. After that, 54 new cases have been reported, while seven patients have fully recovered and got discharged from the hospital. So, the total number of active cases is now 245," Sinha told media persons at the state secretariat Nabanna.

Guidelines for non-coronavirus health facilities

The Union health ministry has issued guidelines to be followed on detection of a suspect or confirmed COVID-19 cases in non-coronavirus health facilities. It said hospitals located in proximity or catering to COVID-19 containment zones should treat all patients as suspect cases until proven otherwise.

The move comes after a few hospitals closed down following the detection of the disease among its medical workers. The ministry said although comprehensive guidance to prevent the occurrence of hospital-acquired infection in health facilities was issued, the practice of universal precautions might still be lacking in many of our hospitals".

Also, some non-COVID health facilities have reported confirmation of COVID-19 in patients admitted for unrelated/non-respiratory illness, causing undue apprehension among healthcare workers, sometimes leading to impaired function of such hospitals, it said.

Here are the latest number of cases across states as per the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare website.

S. No.Name of State / UTTotal Confirmed cases (Including 77 foreign Nationals)Cured/DischargedDeaths
1Andaman and Nicobar Islands16110
2Andhra Pradesh7229220
3Arunachal Pradesh100
12Himachal Pradesh39161
13Jammu and Kashmir368715
18Madhya Pradesh148512774
28Tamil Nadu152045717
32Uttar Pradesh118414018
32West Bengal3927312
Total number of confirmed cases in India18601*3252590

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