COVID-19: India Sees Highest Spike In Cases; Tally Reaches 1,251

Publish On: 31 Mar, 2020 09:52 AM | Updated   |   Harshita  

NEW DELHI: India saw one of the highest spikes in the number of positive cases for the novel coronavirus on Monday as 224 people tested positive for the disease in the 24 hours period. This, hence, has taken the tally to 1,251 with the death toll at 32 and active cases at 1,117. 

In its updates report, the Union Health Ministry has said that India has witnessed 32 deaths due to the deadly virus, with the highest number being from the worst-hit state, Maharashtra (8) followed by Gujarat (5). However, a total of 102 people have been successfully treated. 

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"A total of 102 patients have been cured and discharged," said the Ministry. 

Among all the 27 states and union territories hit by the pandemic in India, Maharashtra and Kerala has over 200 confirmed cases. Delhi has recorded 87 confirmed COVID-19 cases with 82 positive cases from Uttar Pradesh. 

In the view of this highly contagious virus, India has been under 21 days' lockdown period, that is from 25th March to 14th April. 

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There were several rumors that the lockdown will be extended as the situation is not getting ay better. However, the government denied those speculations and referred to them as "baseless".