Covid-19 cases in India surges past 9000
Amid indications that the nation-wide lockdown could be extended beyond April 14, the total number of coronavirus cases in India has 9000 on Sunday, after 763 new cases reported in past 24 hours, showed latest figures from Union Health Ministry. The death toll from COVID-19 has went past 300 while 715 patients have been cured of the virus or discharged. Maharashtra remains the worst affected state with 1761 cases, followed by Delhi (1069), Tamil Nadu (969), Rajasthan (700)and Telangana (504).
The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has said that a total of 1.79 lakh samples had been tested in India till Saturday.