With over 600 cases reported in the last 24 hours, India recorded its biggest single-day hike in coronavirus (COVID 19) cases on Saturday. The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases has jumped to 2902 while 68 deaths have been reported across the country so far, as of Saturday morning.
As per the latest figures issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, currently, there are 2605 active cases of coronavirus in the country while 183 people have been treated so far.
For now, Maharashtra remains the worst-affected state in the country with 423 confirmed cases and 19 deaths due to coronavirus. in the state. Likewise, Tamil Nadu has reported 411 positive cases of coronavirus and one death. Meanwhile, the total number of cases in Delhi has reached 386 along with six deaths. Out of these, a significant spike is witnessed in the last couple of days due to the Nizamuddin incident.
Kerala stands at the fourth spot in the list of worst-affected states. It has recorded two deaths and 295 positive cases of the pandemic. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on March 24, imposed a 21-day lockdown across the country to combat the coronavirus outbreak. On Friday, PM Narendra Modi appealed to the public of the country to light up the candles, diyas or mobile flashlights for nine minutes at 9 pm on April 5 (Sunday). He has asked the nation for this exercise to express solidarity with emergency personnel.
However, the Opposition is demanding the Prime Minister to provide financial relief to poor and migrant workers rather than giving "feel good factors" to them.