July 13, 2020 | 2:03 PM IST
Coronavirus cases

Coronavirus cases inches to 20k mark; 69% cases showed no symptoms

According to the data of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, 19,984 Coronavirus Positive cases with 640 fatalities have been reported till Wednesday. It said that the number of active cases was 15,474, while 1,383 fresh cases were reported in the last 24 hours.

Statistics coming in from different states showed Maharashtra with 5,218 cases, Delhi with 2,156 cases, Gujarat with 2,178 cases, Rajasthan with 1,659 cases and Madhya Pradesh with 1,552 cases.  Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Telangana, and Andhra Pradesh too have reported high scores.

No new Covid-19 cases were reported from 61 districts of the country in the last 14 days.

After variations in the accuracy of results of rapid antibody test kits were reported, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Tuesday asked states to stop using the kits for the next two days till the quality of the kits is determined.

ICMR also said that 69% of Covid-19 tests positive cases reported so far in India were asymptomatic. It said that so far, over four lakh samples have been tested for Covid-19 in India of which 18,601 were positive. 

Meanwhile, a lady Assistant Police Inspector stationed at the official residence of Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray in Mumbai tested positive for Coronavirus. Six of her close contacts have been placed under quarantine.

Similarly, a male constable stationed at the official residence of Leader of Opposition in the Assembly Devendra Fadnavis is also Coronaviurs positive.

On the other hand, barely a day after the Delhi-Noida passage was opened, the border has once again been sealed as a preventive measure. The District Magistrate of Gautam Buddh Nagar, Noida, said it was that the number of people commuting between Delhi and Noida was high and several of those tested positive in Noida over the last few days, had a link with Delhi.

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