On Day 2 of Lockdown 2.0, the total number of coronavrius cases in India gone up to 12380 as 941 fresh Covid-19 infections were reported in the past 24 hours.
Data from Health Ministry also showed 37 deaths reported in past 24 hours, taking the overall toll in India to 414. Meanwhile, 1488 patients have been cured of the virus or discharged.
With 2916 Covid-19 cases, Maharashtra is the worst affected state, followed by Delhi (1578), Tamil Nadu (1242), Rajasthan (1023), Madhya Pradesh (987), Gujarat (766), Uttar Pradesh (735) and Telangana (647).
The number of active cases – which crossed the 10,00-mark for the first time yesterday – is now at 10,477. While it took the country 70 days to report its first 5,000 cases, the next 7,000 have come in just eight days, indicating a rise in rate of the infection.
Recoveries improved over Monday and Tuesday with India reporting more 200 patients who’ve been discharged. However, recoveries fell to 154 yesterday. Additional recoveries reported since last evening stand at 144, as of 8 a.m.
India is currently under a nationwide lockdown which started March 25. Initially, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced that a 21-day lockdown till April 14, however, it was extended till May 3 now virus cases continue to surge across the country. Meanwhile, the International Monetary Fund said that it supports India’s proactive decision of a imposing a nationwide lockdown in its fight against coronavirus.
“Despite the economic slowdown, the government implemented a nationwide lockdown and we support India’s proactive decision,” news agency PTI quoted Chang Yong Rhee, the Director of the IMF’s Asia and Pacific Department, saying during a press conference in Washington.