COVID-19 HIGHLIGHTS | Maharashtra reports 229 new cases taking India tally to 5865; death toll rises to 169

The Health Ministry informed that increase of 591 new COVID-19 cases and 20 deaths in last 24 hours has taken India tally to 5865.

Published: 08th April 2020 12:39 AM  |   Last Updated: 10th April 2020 08:04 AM   |  A+A-

Municipality workers sanitize the bengali market area in New Delhi

Municipality workers sanitize the bengali market area in New Delhi. (Photo | Anil Shakya, EPS)

By Online Desk

The Centre on Thursday approved Rs 15000 crore COVID-19 emergency package for states as the number of cases across the country neared 5,900-mark. 

An increase of 591 new cases and 20 deaths in the last 24 hours has taken India's total number of coronavirus positive cases to 5865. This includes 5218 active cases, 478 recovered cases and 169 deaths, reported Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. 

Earlier in the day, Odisha became the first state to extend the lockdown till April 30. It was decided that all educational institutions in the state including schools and colleges will remain closed till June 17. 


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