India records 1072 coronavirus cases; 96 cured, 30 died

Government says no plan to extend lock down period beyond 21 days

India records 1072 coronavirus cases; 96 cured, 30 died

The latest update from the union ministry of Health and Family Welfare shows that India’s total number of COVID-19 cases have crossed 1070  and the death toll reached 30. The ministry also said 96 people have been cured so far at various hospitals across the country.   The central government has however stated that there is no plan as of now to extend the lock down period beyond the current 21 days. 

Maharashtra has become the new hotspot for the virus infection with the state reported 12 new cases in the last 24 hours. Meanwhile, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi, has reshaped its main trauma centre complex into a dedicated hospital for treatment of novel coronavirus patients. 

Globally, there have been over 7.2 lakh confirmed cases of COVID-19. At least 34,000 people have died so far. The US now has the highest number of cases, followed by Italy. Cases continue to rise in Europe.