325 Indian Districts Still COVID-19 Free; 27 Haven’t Reported Any Case In Last 14 Days: Union Health Ministry
325 Indian Districts Still COVID-19 Free; 27 Haven’t Reported Any Case In Last 14 Days: Union Health MinistryGlobal coronavirus update

There has been no coronavirus case in 325 of the 736 districts in India and also no one has tested positive in 27 districts of 17 states in the past 14 days, the Union Health Ministry said on Thursday (16 April).

In the past 24 hours, 941 fresh Covid-19 cases and 37 deaths had been reported, said Lav Agarwal, Joint Secretary at the Health Ministry.

Stating that 12.02 per cent people have recovered from the coronavirus infection, Agarwal said lockdown and containment measures were proving beneficial.

The Ministry said of the 12,380 Covid-19 cases in the country, the number of active cases was 10,477. So far, 414 people have succumbed to the disease and 1,488 recovered.

Meanwhile, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said it had received 500,000 testing kits, including rapid anti-body kits, from two Chinese companies with 80 per cent sensitivity and 84 per cent specificity.

The ICMR said these kits were not meant for early diagnosis, but only for epidemiology purposes.

(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.)

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