Highlights of the novel coronavirus pandemic and its socio-economic impact. Total confirmed cases in India have risen to 35,043.
The novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, pandemic has spread across 185 countries and territories. Today is the 38th day of India’s nationwide lockdown, which has been extended till May 3. During his interaction with chief ministers on April 27, PM Modi reportedly hinted that restrictions may continue in hotspots.
Confirmed COVID-19 cases in India stand at 35,043. The death toll from the outbreak in India is at 1,147. Maharashtra, Gujarat and Delhi have reported the highest number of cases. Globally, there have been over 32.5 lakh confirmed cases of COVID-19. At least 2.33 lakh people have died so far. The United States, Spain, Italy, France, Germany and the UK are the most-affected countries.