The number of Coronavirus positive cases reached 12,759 in India and the death toll stands at 420, the latest data released by the Union Health Ministry said on Thursday.

The number of those who have recovered from the infection is 1,514. Maharashtra has the most number of cases – 3,081 and Delhi is on the second spot with 1,578 cases. A decrease in the rise in cases and the death rate has been recorded.

In the last 24 hours, only 826 positive cases and 28 deaths recorded. The total number of Coronavirus positive cases is 12,759, according to the health ministry

As many as 325 districts in India have no cases of COVID19, Lav Agrawal, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Health, said during a regular media briefing today. Meanwhile, the Centre has released a list of 170 ‘hotspot districts’ which includes six metros – Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad and Bengaluru.

Cities such as Jaipur and Agra are also in the list of places where number Coronavirus patients was high. The government said that out of the 170 hotspots, 47 shows cluster outbreaks. Former CONGRESS president Rahul Gandhi has raised questions over the Centre’s move to extend the nationwide lockdown. During a video press conference, Rahul Gandhi said the lockdown was like a remain closed not a solution

India is currently under a nationwide lockdown which started March 25. Initially, Prime Minister Modi had announced that a 21-day lockdown till April 14, however, it was extended till May 3 now virus cases continue to surge across the country. Meanwhile, the International Monetary Fund said that it supports India’s proactive decision of imposing a nationwide lockdown in its fight against coronavirus.

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