According to WHO’s March 23 update, globally, over 14,000 people have died, and more than 334,000 have been infected.
Based on a combination of numbers reported by the central Health Ministry, and updates from the States, the total number of confirmed cases in the country on March 24 stands at 553.
On Monday, the government announced a slew of measures, including the suspension of all domestic flight operations until the end of March, to slow down the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Thirty States and Union Territories moved to a complete lockdown mode, and governments warned of strict punitive action against those who violate preventive measures.
With 14 new cases, Kerala overtakes Maharashtra in active case count
Kerala reports 14 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, taking the number of those undergoing treatment to 105, announced the State’s Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. Kerala has overtaken Maharashtra, whose confirmed cases numbered 104 today.