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Coronavirus - India Sees Biggest Jump In COVID-19 Deaths, Cases In 24 Hours: 10 Points

Coronavirus cases in India: With the number of coronavirus cases showing a steady rise, several states have indicated that they would prefer an extension.

India COVID-19 Cases: India is currently under a lockdown to stem the spread of coronavirus.


  • The country has reported 35 new COVID-linked deaths in the last 24 hours
  • The coronavirus has infected more than 5000 people across India
  • Many states indicated that they would prefer an extension of the lockdown
New Delhi: India has recorded 149 deaths linked to coronavirus, with 35 dying in the last 24 hours alone. The latest data from the Union Health Ministry takes the total number of COVID-19 cases in the country past the 5,000-mark, to 5,194 cases. This is the biggest jump in both the number of case as well as deaths. With the number of coronavirus cases showing a steady rise, Prime Minister Narendra Modi suggested today that the natinowide lockdown to check the spread of coronavirus will be extended and restrictions will not be lifted in one go after April 14. In a video meeting with leaders of all parties, PM Modi reportedly said he would consult with Chief Ministers but by all accounts the lifting of the lockdown "is not possible".

Here are the top 10 updates on coronavirus in India:

  1. Prime Minister Narendra Modi today held an all-party meeting via videoconference to discuss the fight against coronavirus. He met with floor leaders of parties whose combined strength in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha adds up to 5 MPs. Life will not be the same again after COVID-19, said the PM, adding that there would be "pre-corona and post-corona" for times to come.

  2. Several states, including BJP-ruled Uttar Pradesh, have indicated that they would prefer an extension. Telangana, which also suggested an extension of lockdown, quoted a survey by Boston Consulting Group, which advised lockdown till June 3. According to it, the coronavirus cases in the country will peak by June 1, state minister KT Rama Rao told NDTV on Tuesday. Assam and Chhattisgarh too have said they would like to keep the state borders closed or allow only restricted entry while they dealt with the infections.

  3. Schools and colleges are unlikely to open next week. A Group of Ministers that met Tuesday recommended that all educational institutions stay closed for another four weeks. It also suggested continuing the ban on religious gathering and meetings.

  4. States that have the most coronavirus cases are Maharashtra (1018), Tamil Nadu (690), Delhi (576), Telangana (364) and Kerala (336). The testing across the country has nearly doubled in the last couple of days. From around 60,000 tests as of April 2, around 1,15,000 tests have been conducted till April 7.

  5. Municipal authorities in Mumbai have announced that wearing protective masks will be mandatory in public places and that violators could be arrested.

  6. Hotspots across 15 districts of Uttar Pradesh - places which have seen multiple cases of coronavirus - will be sealed till April 15, the state Chief secretary said. These include capital Lucknow and Noida near Delhi.

  7. A recent study by the ICMR (Indian Council of Medical Research) - the nodal agency for battle against COVID-19 - shows that if an infected person practice social distancing or is not quarantined, she or he can infect 406 people in 30 days. The Health Ministry said nearly 70 per cent people affected with coronavirus either show mild or very mild symptoms of the disease and may not require admission to dedicated hospitals.

  8. More than one-third of the total number of coronavirus cases in India is linked to a religious gathering in Delhi last month, which has been identified as a hotspot for the spread of the highly contagious coronavirus.

  9. Amid rising pressure over the export of the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine, which is being tested as a coronavirus cure, the government on Tuesday said it will allow limited exports of the key drug to "nations that have been badly affected" by the pandemic.

  10. US President Donald Trump had made stunning comments about "retaliation" if India declined to export hydroxychloroquine. India, which supplies more than a quarter of the world's generic drugs, had last month restricted exports of 26 pharmaceutical ingredients and the medicines made from them to ensure enough domestic stocks amid rising COVID-19 cases.


Coronavirus has spread to 200 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 67,69,38,430 and 68,84,572 have died; 62,55,71,965 are active cases and 4,44,81,893 have recovered as on January 9, 2024 at 10:54 am.


4,50,19,214 475Cases
3,919 -83Active
4,44,81,893 552Recovered
5,33,402 6Deaths
In India, there are 4,50,19,214 confirmed cases including 5,33,402 deaths. The number of active cases is 3,919 and 4,44,81,893 have recovered as on January 9, 2024 at 8:00 am.

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