Covid-19 Cases, Death Count in India Live Updates: Lockdown has been extended in Delhi for one more week till May 3 (5 am). Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced the extension of the ongoing lockdown in the national capital for another week, saying the severity of COVID 19 was unabated and the positivity rate has been as high as 36 percent in the last few days. Announcing the extension of the ongoing lockdown in Delhi for another week, he said the severity of COVID-19 is unabated, and the positivity rate has been as high as 36 percent in the last few days. Kejriwal said that the lockdown imposed on April 19 night will now continue till 5 am on May 3. Before the extension, it was scheduled to end at 5 am on April 26. “We will have to watch the situation for a few more days whether the cases decrease or increase,” the Delhi CM added.
India today reported 3,49,691 new COVID-19 cases, 2,767 deaths, and 2,17,113 discharges in the last 24 hours, as per Union Health Ministry. According to the Union Health Ministry, India’s total tally of COVID-19 points has climbed to 1,69,60,172, while active cases have crossed the 26-lakh mark. The death toll has increased to 1,92,311. The active cases have risen to 26,82,751; this comprises 15.82 percent of the total infections. The national COVID-19 recovery rate has further dropped to 83.05 percent. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease has surged to 1,40,85,110, while the case fatality rate has further dropped to 1.13 percent, the data said.
India’s COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5, and 50 lakh on September 16. It went past 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, crossed 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20, and surpassed the one-crore mark on December 19. India crossed the grim milestone of 1.50 crore on April 19.