Today is the sixteenth day of India's 21-day lockdown. With 540 new cases reported in past 24 hours, the total number of coronavirus cases in India has jumped to 5,734, showed latest figures from Union Health Ministry. The death toll from Covid-19 rose to 166 while 472 patients have been cured of the virus or discharged. 162 new coronavirus cases in Maharashtra; state tally jumps to 1,297, followed by Tamil Nadu at 738 and Delhi at 669 and Telangana at 427.
30 more positive cases in Rajasthan, state count reaches 413. Positive cases in Bihar surge to 50, a state official says. 669 positive cases in Delhi, including 426 from Markaz: Delhi health minister Satyendra Jain. 55 new cases in Gujarat, 50 from Ahmedabad itself. In Uttar Pradesh, 15 districts with most coronavirus cases have been sealed to contain the virus spread till April 15. Over 20 Covid-19 hotspots have come under a complete lockdown in Noida, Uttar Pradesh.
With 21 COVID-19 cases, Jawaharpur village of Dera Bassi in Punjab's Mohali district has become a new coronavirus hotspot, officials have said. Of the 36 COVID-19 cases in Mohali district, 21 have been reported from Jawaharpur village, they said.
As per the latest Ministry of Health figures, the total number of coronavirus cases in Madhya Pradesh stands at 242 which includes 229 active cases and 13 deaths. Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Wednesday ordered three major cities in the state to be sealed completely in the wake of the rising coronavirus cases in the state. The state government also invoked the Essential Services Management Act (ESMA) with an immediate effect to combat Covid-19 to ensure essential supplies and services are operational during the coronavirus crisis, news agency ANI reported. Indore, Bhopal and Ujjain are three major cities that have been sealed.
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