India today crossed the 8,000-mark and registered 8,356 cases of Covid-19 with the death toll hitting 273,
Coronavirus Pandemic LIVE Updates: India today crossed the 8,000-mark and registered 8,356 cases of Covid-19 with the death toll hitting 273, the Union Health Ministry said. The maximum cases were reported from Maharashtra with Delhi coming second. Mumbai saw a rapid escalation in cases as 15 fresh infections were reported from Dharavi while six staffers at the Taj Hotel tested positive for the infection.
The novel coronavirus has infected over 1.7 million people globally and led to more than 1 lakh deaths. The United States passed the grim milestone of 20,000 coronavirus deaths Saturday as huge swaths of the globe celebrated the Easter holiday weekend under lockdown at home. The outbreak has now claimed the lives of at least 20,506 people in the US, which leads the world in deaths and in the number of declared infections, at least 527,111, according to a tally maintained by Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins University.