COVID-19 tally rises to 12,380 in India, death toll 414

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With an increase of 941 cases in the last 24 hours, the total number of coronavirus patients in the country has surged to 12,380.

 

Meanwhile, with 37 new deaths reported in the last 24 hours, the number of deaths in the country due to COVID-19 has risen to 414.

According to the data provided by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Thursday, the total number of active cases in the country is 10,477. Meanwhile, 1489 persons have been cured/discharged/migrated.

Maharashtra is the worst-affected state with 2,916 cases of which 295 patients have recovered/discharged while 187 patients have lost their lives due to the virus.

Delhi comes second on the list with 1,578 cases of which 40 patients have recovered while 32 patients have succumbed to the virus.

Tamil Nadu is the third state with 1,242 cases of which 118 have recovered and 14 have died due to the deadly virus.

The Central government has taken many stringent measures to prevent the further spread of the disease. 

Starting from March 24 midnight, India is under 21-day lockdown to curb the spread of novel coronavirus. Only the essential services like grocery shops, medical outlets remain functional during the lockdown.

The lockdown, effective March 25, is supposed to end on April 14. However, on Tuesday, in an address to the nation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that the 21-day national lockdown has been extended till May 3.

Coronavirus, which originated in China's Wuhan city in December last year, has so far spread to more than 200 countries. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared coronavirus a pandemic. 
 

 

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