COVID-19 tally rises to 15,712 in India, death toll 507


According to the data provided by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Sunday,the total number of coronavirus patients in India has surged to 15,712.


Meanwhile, the number of deaths in the country due to COVID-19 has risen to 507.

According to the data provided by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Sunday, the total number of active cases in the country is 12,974. Meanwhile, 2231 persons have been cured/discharged/migrated.

Maharashtra is the worst-affected state with 3,651 cases of which 365 patients have recovered/discharged while 211 patients have lost their lives due to the virus.

Delhi comes second on the list with 1,893 cases of which 72 patients have recovered while 42 patients have succumbed to the virus.

Tamil Nadu is the third state with 1,372 cases of which 365 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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