By Surajit Dasgupta | Mint
With 1,985 cases, Maharashtra remains the worst affected state in the country
Across the world, the number of confirmed coronavirus cases has surged to 18.4 lakh
As the 21-day nationwide lockdown comes near to an end and there are indications that it could be extended further, the total number of corornavirus cases in India rose to 9152, after 796 new infections were reported in past 24 hours, showed the latest data from Health Ministry. With 1,985 cases, Maharashtra remains the worst affected state in the country. Delhi (1154), Tamil Nadu (1075), Rajasthan (772), Madhya Pradesh (564), Gujarat (516) and Telengana (504) and are among the other worst affected states.
The death toll in India from COVID-19 has risen to 308 while 856 patients have been cured of the virus or discharged.
The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Sunday said that it has conducted a total of 1,95,748 tests for coronavirus. Over last five days, an average of 15,747 samples were tested per day and the average number of samples which tested positive is 584, the apex health research body said.