Coronavirus India Highlights: Total COVID-19 cases in India rise to 8,356; death toll 273

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Updated: April 12, 2020 11:46:59 AM

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Cases in India: India has recorded 34 deaths and 909 new cases in the last 24 hours, Union Ministry of Health said.

coronavirus outbreak, covid19, coornavirus total cases, coronavirus desath toll34 deaths and 909 new Coronavirus cases have been reported in India in last 24 hours. (File Photo)

Coronavirus cases in India highlights:  The total coronavirus cases in India have reached 8,356. According to the latest update by the Union Health Ministry, India’s total number of coronavirus positive cases have reached 8,356, including 7,367 active cases, 716 cured/discharged/migrated. The death toll has touched 273.  The country has recorded 34 deaths and 909 new cases in the last 24 hours, the ministry said.

Almost all the chief ministers who participated in the video conference meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday favoured extension of the 21-day lockdown to counter Coronavirus spread effectively. The CMs said that the lockdown, which is scheduled to end on April 14, should be extended for two more weeks. Sources said the government is considering the request by the states and a final decision in this regard would be taken soon. Soon after the 4-hour-long meeting, Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray went ahead to announce that lockdown will continue till April 30 in his state. Odisha and Punjab have already announced that the states would remain under lockdown till April 30.

According to the latest report, over 15 lakh people have been infected by the deadly COVID 19 around the world. The deadly virus, which first emerged in China in December last year,  has wreaked havoc in the US, Italy, Spain, Iran and several other countries.

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