NEW DELHI: As the next phase of lockdown begins, the total number of COVID-19 positive cases have risen up to 11,439 with the total number of deaths at 377. Out of the total cases, 1,076 people were detected of having the virus in the last 24 hours. Meanwhile, other 1,305 people have recovered from the virus and have been discharged, out of which one migrated.
Maharashtra is the state which is most affected as it has 2,687 cases. Tamil Nadu is at 1,204 with Rajasthan at 969, Madhya Pradesh at 730 Telangana at 624, and Gujarat has 650 cases.
The government has claimed that more than 600 hospitals all over the country have been marked as dedicated coronavirus facilities. The capacity of these hospitals is over 1 lakh hospital beds and around 12,000 ICU beds. A representative of ICMR or the Indian Council of Medical Research mentioned that more than 2 lakh tests for coronavirus have been conducted till now. Out of these tests, around 18,644 tests were conducted in labs under ICMR. Meanwhile, the rests of the tests were done within private labs.
New guidelines for the lockdown, which has now been extended was also released by the Ministry of Home Affairs. Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi announced on Tuesday, i.e. 14 April that the lockdown is getting extended till 3 May 2020. He addressed the nation through television and said that more strict steps will be imposed for the coming week to control the spread of the virus. The states, where the curve has been flattened will also be granted some relief from the strict lockdown measures after 20 April 2020.