Biggest 24 Hour COVID-19 Toll to Date Scares India

By First Posted: Apr 14, 2020 Tue 9:56 AM
Biggest 24 Hour COVID-19 Toll to Date Scares India
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With the states ratifying over 1,000 cases in last 24 hours, India observed the largest jump in coronavirus cases in a single day. The total number of coronavirus patients in the country rose to 10,453. India's COVID-19 death toll crossed the 200-mark. Globally, 119,682 people have died from Covid-19 and confirmed infections have reached 1,924,927.

Maharashtra is severely affected by the coronavirus pandemic. The state reported more than 200 cases for the second consecutive day. After Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu confirmed the highest number of COVID-19 patients. As many as 77 people in Tamil Nadu tested positive for the coronavirus in last 24 hours, taking the total tally in the state to 911. Delhi also beheld a steep increase in coronavirus patients. Over 900 people confirmed with COVID-19 infection in the capital. Kerala registered 364 cases. As many as 123 people were recovered from the disease in the statement. Madhya Pradesh confirmed at least 176 new cases on Friday, one of the highest spike in single-day count. Andhra Pradesh recorded 363 COVID-19 cases. Gujarat registered 67 fresh cases in last 24 hours, raising the total count in the state to 308.  More than 200 cases have been reported by each of Karnataka and Jammu & Kashmir. The 100-mark was opened by West Bengal, Haryana and Punjab.

At present, India is under a 21-day nationwide lockdown till April 14. The motto was to alleviate the virus spread by executing social distancing. Several states including Odisha and Punjab protracted the lockdown till the month end. A decision by the central government on the countrywide lockdown is predictable after Prime Minister Narendra Modi's interaction with all chief ministers on Saturday.

We would request everyone to please be safe and maintain social distancing to curb out the virus at this crucial time.


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