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Coronavirus India: Spike of 355 cases in last 12 hours, number of cases reach 2902, 68 deaths

The total number of COVID-19 positive cases in India has jumped to 2902 on April 4, Saturday. In the latest figures shared by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, there are 2650 active cases, 183 cured/discharged and 68 deaths. About 355 cases came to light in the country in last 12 hours. Maharashtra continues to be the worst affected state of coronavirus with 423 confirmed cases, 42 cured/discharged and 19 deaths.

After Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Delhi are the second and third worst affected states with 411 and 386 confirmed cases respectively. Other states that have seen a peak in COVID-19 positive cases include Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu and Telangana.

India has witnessed a drastic rise in coronavirus positive cases after the identification of Tablighi Jamaat congregation in Delhi. Conducted in Delhi’s Nizamuddin Markaz Mosque in Early March, the event was attended by about 9000 people across the country and 960 foreigners. Post the event, more than 900 people tested positive for COVID-19 and about 10 died.

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To curb the spread of COVID-19, the government of India has imposed a 21-day lockdown until April 14. All shops and offices, barring those associated with essential services are closed. In his latest address, Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged all Indians to turn off all lights at 9 pm on April 5 for 9 minutes and light a candle, diya or mobile flashlight to mark the country’s fight against coronavirus.

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