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Published On: Sun, Apr 26th, 2020

COVID-19: Death toll rises to 826, case tally at 26,917

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covidNEW DELHI ; The country-wide death toll due to coronavirus COVID-19 rose to 826 whereas the total number of positive cases rose to 26,917 on Sunday (April 26), according to a Health Ministry data.
The ministry added that since Saturday, at least 47 deaths have been reported from across the country and at least 1,975 fresh cases came up. At least 5,913 people have so far been recovered from the infection and one patient has migrated, the ministry said. The total number of active cases stands at 20,177, including 111 foreign nationals.
Maharashtra continues to have the largest number of COVID-19 positive cases at 7,628, followed by Gujarat which reported 3,071 cases and Delhi which has reported 2,625 cases, according to the Health Ministry data.
Besides the trio, other states which have jumped the 1,500 mark are Madhya Pradesh (2,096), Rajasthan (2,083), Tamil Nadu (1,821) and Uttar Pradesh (1,843). In Indore alone, the total number of cases has risen to 1,176, including 57 deaths.
States which have reported less than 10 cases are Tripura, Mizoram, Puducherry, Manipur, Goa and Arunanchal Pradesh. Kerala has seen a recovery rate of around 74 per cent as 338 out of the total 457 COVID-19 positive patients recovered in the state with only 4 fatalities.
Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) Chandigarh and AIIMS Delhi and Bhopal will study the effectiveness of Mycobacterium w in critical COVID-19 patients.

3. Chandigarh-based Post- Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) said that it has assessed the safety of mycobacterial w (Mw), an immunomodulator for leprosy, in four hospitalised patients of COVID-19, and has found no short-term adverse effect.
Meanwhile ,the Delhi High Court has directed that COVID-19 related tests should be made available to the general public at the lowest cost possible as the country is going through an unprecedented medical crisis affecting public order.



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