New Delhi: Delhi on Thursday recorded  7,437 fresh positive cases of COVID-19 taking the tally of active cases to 23,181. According to the data released by the government, the national capital registered 24 deaths in the last 24 hours. Meanwhile, the Noida and Ghaziabad administrations have announced a night curfew in the wake of rising Covid cases in the state. Also Read - Tika Utsav Day 1: Over 27 Lakh People Receive Coronavirus Vaccine Jabs Today

According to officials, the curfew will be in place between 10 pm and 5 am till April 17. The movement of essential goods and services will be exempted from the order, said officials. The decision was taken by the administrations after a review meeting on the current Covid situation. Also Read - Maharashtra, Punjab, Chhattisgarh Have Faulty COVID-19 Measures: Govt

India detected 1,26,789 new cases of the novel coronavirus in the last 24 hours, the highest so far. Of the total, Maharashtra recorded a new high of 59,907 cases, while Chhattisgarh’s count went past the 10,000-mark for the first time. Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh, too, reported more than 6,000 cases.

The country also recorded 685 related deaths. India’s caseload now stands at 1,29,28,574, of which 8,43,473 are active cases and 1,18,51,393 people have recovered from the virus.