7447 Covid-19 cases in India
TIMES OF INDIA
NEW DELHI, 11th Apr: There were 40 deaths and 1035 new cases reported from the country in the last 24 hours, the sharpest ever increase in cases. There were 7,447 confirmed cases in India on Saturday morning with Maharashtra being the worst-affected state with over 1,666 positive coronavirus cases. The national capital Delhi registered 183 new cases in a single day on Friday. The city has over 900 cases of novel coronavirus as per the latest tally. Across the world, the situation remained grim as the death toll from the virus crossed the 1,00,000 mark.
Maharashtra has reported 110 deaths from the infection so far.
The government on Friday once again reiterated that it has found no evidence yet of any community transmission in India and that the rate of infection remains low with just 2 per cent of 16,002 samples tested on Thursday testing positive. It also, once again, gave an assurance that the public would be informed if the coronavirus outbreak reached Stage 3 spread. The Covid-19 outbreak in India touched another peak on Friday with the number of fresh cases going past 800 for the first time in the wake of a big spike in Delhi, which reported 183 new infections, as well as surging numbers in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu. The country’s overall coronavirus count topped 7,500 while the death toll rose to 258, with 26 casualties reported from various states on Friday. As many as 859 fresh cases were confirmed by states beating Thursday’s record high of 787 cases, as per numbers collated by TOI.