Covid-19 Cases in India, Coronavirus Live Updates: As many as 325 districts in India have no cases of COVID19, Lav Agrawal, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Health, said during a regular media briefing.
Coronavirus in India Live Updates: The number of Coronavirus positive cases reached 12,380 in India and the death toll stands at 414, the latest data released by the Union Health Ministry said on Thursday. The number of those who have recovered from the infection is 1,489. Maharashtra has the most number of cases – 3,081 and Delhi is on the second spot with 1,578 cases. As many as 325 districts in India have no cases of COVID19, Lav Agrawal, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Health, said during a regular media briefing today. Meanwhile, the Centre has released a list of 170 ‘hotspot districts’ which includes six metros – Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad and Bengaluru. Cities such as Jaipur and Agra are also in the list of places where number Coronavirus patients was high. The government said that out of the 170 hotspots, 47 shows cluster outbreaks. Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi has raised questions over the Centre’s move to extend the nationwide lockdown. During a video press conference, Rahul Gandhi said lockdown was like a ‘pause button, not a solution to coronavirus’.
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.