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Coronavirus in India: Total cases surge past 10,000; 339 death

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The total cases of confirmed Covid-19 cases in India has crossed the 10,000 mark in the past 24 hours, as per the Union Health Ministry.

With 1,211 new Covid-19 infections reported in the past 24 hours, the latest count of confirmed cases has climbed to 10,363. A total 339 people have lost lives, while more than a thousand (1,039) people have been declared as cured/discharged/migrated.

As per a report, Maharashtra is the worst affected state with 2,334 coronavirus cases. Delhi (1,510), Tamil Nadu (1,173), Rajasthan (873), Madhya Pradesh (604), Telengana (562), Uttar Pradesh (558) and Gujarat (539) are among the other worst affected states.

Of the total 339 deaths, Maharashtra tops the tally with 160 fatalities, followed by Madhya Pradesh at 43, Delhi at 28 and Gujarat at 26, shows the Health Ministry’s figures.

More than 2 lakh Covid-19 tests have been conducted so far, Press Trust of India reported, citing an official from Indian Council of Medical Research or ICMR.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today in his address to the nation announced an extension of nationwide lockdown until May 3, but he said that regions showing improvement in containing the virus spread up to April 20 may see some relaxation for essential activities, but that will also come with conditions. The government will issue detailed guidelines tomorrow.

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