The number of COVID-19 cases are growing in India rapidly despite the strict lockdown and other safety measures.
As per the latest figures, the number of coronavirus positive cases in India has crossed 9000 mark (9,240) and the death toll crossed 300 mark (332).
In the last 24 hours alone, the country has reported a sudden rise of 790 positive cases and 35 deaths.
Maharashtra continues to be the top with maximum number of cases at 1,982, followed by Delhi (1,154) and Tamil Nadu (1, 052), among others.
Agra in UP emerges as the one of the biggest hot spots for Coronavirus, with 30 new cases reported recently.
Amid this horrifying situation, some state governments including Odisha, Maharashtra, Punjab and Telangana have already announced the extension of their lockdown period by another 2 weeks until April 30, 2020.
It is believed that the Center has reportedly given the respective state governments the choice to decide on the lockdown extension. While the decision on the nationwide lockdown is expected today.
India Coronavirus Cases
A fresh review of COVID-19 hotspots across the nation reports:
- 60 districts with 15+ cases
- 80 districts with less than 15 cases, classified
- 140 districts have been identified as hotspots in total
- Over 300 districts affected across the country
- Maharashtra has more clusters with 8 districts affected
COVID Global Scenario
Globally, more than 1 lakh people (114,247) have died of coronavirus till date and the number of positive cases has touched 1.85 million.
US continues to suffer with the rising number of cases with more than half a million positive cases reported till date and more than 22,000 deaths.
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