With 1,990 fresh novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases reported in past 24 hours, the biggest single-day jump, the total number of coronavirus cases in India has risen to 26,496, as per the latest data released by the Union Health Ministry on April 26th, 2020.
The death toll from COVID-19 has gone up to 824 after coronavirus claimed 49 lives in the past 24 hours in the country.
The Centre on April 25th, 2020 claimed that the average doubling rate of COVID-19 cases in India is 9.1 days.
On the other hand, a total of 5,803 persons have recovered from coronavirus while there are 19,868 active coronavirus cases in the country.
The total number of cases in Maharashtra, the worst affected state, has risen to 7628 with 323 deaths. The other states that have seen the most number of cases include Delhi (2625), Tamil Nadu (1821), Rajasthan (2083), Madhya Pradesh (2096), Gujarat (3071), Uttar Pradesh (1793), Andhra Pradesh (1061) and Telangana (991).
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the weekly radio programme ‘Mann Ki Baat’ at 11 am on April 26th, 2020.