India records highest number of Cases today! Covid-19 Count Crosses 37,000


India has recorded the biggest single-day jump of 2,293 coronavirus cases, taking the total to 37,336, the Union Health Ministry said this morning, adding that 1,218 deaths linked to the highly infectious COVID-19 have been reported so far. Seventy-one deaths were reported in the last 24 hours.

Out of the total number, 9,951 people have been cured/discharged/migrated.

In the state of Maharashtra, the number of coronavirus positive cases has crossed the 10,000-mark with at least 485 deaths. The positive cases in Maharashtra has reached 11,506, including 1,879 discharged cases.

After Maharashtra, Gujarat has the most number of COVID-19 cases (4,721). The state has reported 236 deaths, while 735 people have been discharged.

The nationwide lockdown, which began on March 25 to check the spread of the novel coronavirus, has been extended by two more weeks, the government said on Friday. Restrictions will be further eased in this phase of lockdown – third since the shutdown began – to boost economy hit hard by the pandemic. The home ministry has announced new guidelines based on the demarcation of the country into red zones with “significant risk of spread of the infection”; green zones with either zero cases or no confirmed cases in the past 21 days; and those in between as orange.