NEW DELHI: The total tally of novel coronavirus cases in India is up at 37,336 as approximately 2,293 new cases and 71 deaths were recorded in the past day, as per the Union Health Ministry on the morning of Saturday, 2 May.
As per the ministry's dashboard around 8 am, there are 26,167 active cases in the nation and 1218 fatalities that have occurred due to COVID-19. Apart from this, around 9,950 individuals have also made a recovery and are now discharged from hospitals.
India detected the highest number of cases in just a single day on Friday. Out of the new cases, most of them from Maharashtra, which is the worst-hit region. The state also saw the highest spike in that particular day. It now has a total tally of 11,506 cases.
It was also announced last night on 1 May that the lockdown is getting extended for 2 more weeks, starting 4 May. Although in this extension, relaxation would be provided in varying degrees all over India which is now divided into Red, orange and green zones, depending upon how many cases are in that area. The scope of surveillance and treatment has also been enhanced in containment locations.
A set of guidelines was also issued by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs which states the activities which will be allowed or prohibited in different administrative jurisdiction.
It was mentioned that educational institutions will remain closed and ban on rail and air travel will continue. Other than this, public places and hospitality services like malls and multiplexes will also be kept shut.