COVID19 Latest News:5,274 cases,149 deaths in India

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Cases in India Live Updates: The 21-day national lockdown is unlikely to be lifted on April 14, PM Modi hinted in a meeting with leaders of all parties.


The number of cases of the novel coronavirus across the globe crossed the 1.4 million mark as the global death toll topped 80,000. India has entered the third week of its 21-day lockdown. The total number of coronavirus cases in the country rose to 5,274 on Wednesday, registering an increase of 485 cases in the last 24 hours, while the death toll stood at 149, the Union Health Ministry said. Stay with TOI for live updates.

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) Cases in India Live Updates: Total coronavirus cases in India have crossed the 5000-mark, including the death toll of 149. According to the latest data provided by the Union Health Ministry, there are 5,274 confirmed cases of COVID-19 cases in India. So far, 410 coronavirus patients have been cured or discharged. Unfortunately, 149 people have died due to deadly COVID-19 which has infected over a million people around the world.

The Supreme Court directed Centre that COVID-19 tests in approved government labs or private laboratories should be conducted free of cost and the government should immediately issue directions in this regard.

Maharashtra became the first state in India to record over 1000 coronavirus positive cases. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in a meeting with leaders of all parties on Wednesday, hinted that the 21-day national lockdown is likely to be extended after April 14. However, a final decision in this regard will be taken later.

Apart from Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Delhi are two of the most affected states in the country. In Uttar Pradesh, parts of 15 districts have been identified as ‘hotspots’. These ‘hotspots’ have reported heavy load of infection and would be sealed completely till April 15, the state administration said. Essential commodities will be made available via home delivery.

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