NEW DELHI: As India began its 40th day of lockdown, the novel coronavirus cases have continuously risen, even after strict national lockdown norms initiated by the government from 24 March 2020.
As per the data by the Health Ministry from last Saturday, 2,411 new cases got detected in the last 24 hours. The total tally of the coronavirus cases in India now stands at 37,776.
In terms of recovery, more than 10,000 have been cured and discharged from the hospital. The death toll is at 1,223. This means the current COVID-19 cases are at 26,535.
Maharastra has been the state which got affected the most due to COVID-19, the total cases within that state are at 11,506. Around 790 new cases got reported in the state in the last 24 hours,
Meanwhile, Delhi, the country capital also saw one of its highest spike in a single day. It recorded around 384 new cases on Saturday, May 2. The total tally is now at 4,122. Three more deaths were also observed in the state and the death tally is now at 64.
Gujarat also observed the highest number of deaths on Saturday, as 26 people lost their lives to the virus. The death toll over in that state is at 262. Gujarat is right below Maharashtra as it is the second most affected state.
The centre on Friday announced that the national lockdown is getting extended for 2 more weeks. Although there will be relaxations in this third phase of lockdown. The Health Ministry has also praised the recovery rate of India, which is at 25%.