India records over 4 lakh COVID-19 cases; 3,524 deaths on Friday

India records over 4 lakh COVID-19 cases; 3,524 deaths on Friday

India reported more than 4 lakh new COVID-19 cases reaching 4,02,014 on Friday. Every day, more than three lakh cases have been recorded in the country for the past few weeks, making India one of the worst-hit countries in the world. As many as 3,524 deaths were reported on the day taking the overall fatalities to 2,11,838. The total confirmed cases soared to 1,91,57,197 in the country. The active infection load comprised 332,63,819 cases.

Amid a surge in the new cases, the Uttar Pradesh government announced a complete lockdown from April 30 till May 4, whereas the Tamil Nadu government has extended the night curfew amid the surge in coronavirus cases. The Maharashtra government has also extended the lockdown till May 15.

Maharashtra reported 62,919 new cases on Friday. The total case tally of the state rose to 46,02,472 while the active infection load comprised 6,62,640 cases. A total of 828 deaths were recorded on the day taking the overall fatalities to 68,813.

A total of 34,372 new cases were reported in Uttar Pradesh on the day taking the confirmed cases to 12,52,324. The active cases stood at 3,10,783. As many as 32,494 discharges and 332 deaths were recorded in the past 24 hours taking the death toll to 12,570.

Delhi saw 27,047 new cases on Friday. With this, the total caseload has reached 11,49,333. The active infection load now comprised 99,361 cases. As many as 375 recent deaths took the overall fatalities to 16,147.

Karnataka confirmed 48,296 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total tally to 14,39,822. The active cases of the state have surged to 3,82,690. As many as 217 deaths reported on the day took the total fatalities to 15,523.

The active infections in Kerala surged to 3,03,732 on Friday. The state added 37,199 new incidences and 49 deaths on the day. The case tally went up to 15,71,184 while the death toll has reached 5,309.

Other states which also reported a spike in fresh cases on Friday included Tamil Nadu (18,692 new cases), Rajasthan (17,155), West Bengal (17,411), Andhra Pradesh (17,354), Chhattisgarh (14,994), Gujarat (14,605), Haryana (13,833), Madhya Pradesh (12,400), Bihar (15,853), Odisha (8,681), Telangana (7,646), Punjab (6,063), Jharkhand (5,961), Uttarakhand (5,654), Jammu and Kashmir (3,532), Assam (3,197), Goa (3,024), Himachal Pradesh (2,358) and Puducherry (1,195).

With the increase in fresh cases, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal imposed a complete lockdown till May 3 in the national capital. The Jammu and Kashmir government has imposed a corona curfew in eleven districts of the union territory till May 3.

Uttar Pradesh government announced a complete lockdown in the state from Friday to May 4. On Wednesday, around 29,824 new cases were recorded in Uttar Pradesh. A complete lockdown has been imposed across the state, including Lucknow, Kanpur, Varanasi and more, which are a few of the most affected cities due to coronavirus. Along with the lockdown, the state has also been observing night curfew for the past two weeks.

The state government in Kerala had also imposed a night curfew between 9 pm and 5 am from April 20. Only essential services have been exempted from the curfew. Tamil Nadu announced a curfew and COVID-related travel restrictions from April 26, across the state. A complete weekend lockdown has also been announced in the state, except for the essential services.

The Karnataka government also announced a 14-day lockdown in the state that started on April 27. Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren imposed a complete lockdown, exempting essential services in the state till May 6. Goa government announced a strict lockdown from April 29 till May 3.

The Haryana government has imposed strict COVID-19 restrictions in the state till May 31. States such as Nagaland, Tripura, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Bihar and Assam and others are observing night curfew.