COVID-19 tally rises to 13,387 in India, death toll 437

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With an increase of 1007 cases in the last 24 hours, the total number of coronavirus patients in the country has surged to 13,387.

 

 

 

Meanwhile, with 23 new deaths reported in the last 24 hours, the number of deaths in the country due to COVID-19 has risen to 437.

According to the data provided by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Friday, the total number of active cases in the country is 11,201. Meanwhile, 1749 persons have been cured/discharged/migrated.

Maharashtra is the worst-affected state with 3,205 cases of which 300 patients have recovered/discharged while 194 patients have lost their lives due to the virus.

Delhi comes second on the list with 1,640 cases of which 51 patients have recovered while 38 patients have succumbed to the virus.

Tamil Nadu is the third state with 1,267 cases of which 180 have recovered and 15 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. 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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