New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The total number of novel coronavirus cases in India stood at 18,985 on Tuesday, the Ministry of Health and Family welfare said.

In an evening update, the Health Ministry said that out of these, 15,122 are active cases while 603 people have died.

“At least 3,259 people have been cured so far. our rate of recovery is highest today-17.48 per cent,” Joint Secretary, Health, Lav Agarwal said at the daily media briefing.

Maharashtra continued to be the worst hit with 46,69 total cases, followed by Delhi with 2,081 cases. The national capital has seen 47 fatalities.

Meanwhile, Rajasthan has witnessed 1,576 cases and 25 deaths while Tamil Nadu has seen 1,520 cases and 17 deaths so far.

However, four districts – Mahe (Puducherry), Kodagu (Karnataka), Pauri Garhwal (Uttrakhand) and Pratapgarh (Rajasthan) have not reported any fresh cases during the last 28 days. “There are now 61 additional districts from 23 States/UT that have not reported any fresh cases during the last 14 days. Four new districts have been included in the list: Latur, Osmanabad, Hingoli and Washim from Maharashtra,” Agarwal said.

–IANS

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