The novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, pandemic has spread across 185 countries and territories. Today is the twenty-seventh day of India’s nationwide lockdown, which has been extended till May 3. Confirmed COVID-19 cases in India stand at 17,265. The death toll from the outbreak in India is at 543.
Maharashtra, Delhi and Gujarat have reported the highest number of cases. Restrictions have been eased in non-hotspot areas of the country from today.
Globally, there have been over 24 lakh confirmed cases of COVID-19. At least 1.65 lakh people have died so far. The United States, Spain, Italy, France, Germany and the UK are the most-affected countries. The outbreak continues to have a major impact on the global economy.
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