India’s COVID-19 tally reaches to 46,433; death toll 1,568

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With 3,900 new cases in the last 24 hours, the highest number of cases in a single day, India's COVID-19 tally reached 46,433 on Tuesday.

 

Meanwhile, with an increase of 195 deaths in the last 24 hours, the number of deaths in the country due to COVID-19 has risen to 1,568.

According to the data provided by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the total number of active cases in the country is 32,138. Meanwhile 12,726 persons have been cured/discharged/migrated.

Among the Indian states, Maharashtra remains to be the worst affected with 14,541 positive COVID-19 cases. The death toll in Maharashtra also stood at 583, which is the highest for any state in the country. 

Gujarat is second on the list with 5,804 cases of which 319 patients succumbing to the deadly virus.

Delhi is third on the list and the tally stands at 4,898, of which 64 patients have been died due to the virus.

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

Starting from March 24 midnight, India was 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 April 14, in an address to the nation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that the 21-day national lockdown has been extended till May 3.

On Friday, the Centre again extended the nationwide lockdown for two more weeks with effect from May 4 till May 17 while allowing different sets of relaxations in red, orange and green zones.

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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