Coronavirus cases in India rise to 7447, death toll touches 239

The number of COVID-19 cases in India rose to 7447 with 239 deaths. There are 6565 active cases and 642 have been cured/discharged, the Health Ministry said on Saturday.

Maharashtra has highest number of cases – 1574, followed by Tamil Nadu -911, Delhi – 903, Rajasthan – 553.

Telangana has recorded 473 cases and in Uttar Pradesh cases have risen to 431.

The worldwide death toll from the novel coronavirus has surged past 100,000, with confirmed infections reaching 1.7 million.

Italy has recorded highest number of COVID-19 deaths, followed by USA, Spain and France.

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte extended a nationwide lockdown until May 3.

Indian Government is taking several steps along with the States/UTs for the prevention, containment and management of COVID-19 in the country.

Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan held a video conference to review actions and preparedness for COVID-19 management through Video Conference (VC), with Health Ministers, Chief Secretaries/Health Secretaries of all States and UTs on Friday.