NEW DELHI: The death toll because of the novel coronavirus is currently at 242 India and the number of positive cases has now reached 7,529, as per Saturday i.e. 11 April 2020. Yesterday also observed the highest spike in the cases within the last 24 hours as over 700 cases were detected since Friday evening, as per the Union Health Ministry.
Although in terms of active, COVID-19 cases, the total tally is at 6,634 as approximately 652 individuals have been recovered and discharged, with 1 migrating. Other 71 people are foreign nationals.
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Out of all the 242 deaths, Maharashtra has observed 110, while Madhya Pradesh (MP) is at 33, Gujarat has had 19, Delhi saw 14, Punjab had 11, Telangana 9 and Tamil Nadu is at 8.
The rise in cases has led to a total tally of 1,574 cases in Maharashtra, 991 in Tamil Nadu and 903 in Delhi. Othe high alert states are Rajasthan (553), Telangana (504), Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh (443), Andhra Pradesh (381), Kerala (364) and Gujarat at (308).
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There is a high possibility of the lockdown getting extended by two more weeks and taking up all of April 2020. Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India has been constantly conducting meetings via video conferencing with Chief Ministers and cabinet ministers of different states in order to plan things out for the upcoming extension period, in terms of supply of basic necessities, new social guidelines, and so on.