Coronavirus: Nearly 3 lakh cases in India today; over 2000 people dead
New Delhi : Coronavirus is gripping India hard as nearly 3 lakh new COVID-19 infection cases have been registered in the nation in less than 24 hours; more than 2,000 people have lost their lives in the same time duration. On Tuesday night, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation and affirmed that lockdown is the last option that will be considered.
A total of 1,82,332 people have lost their lives with a huge spike in the number of coronavirus deaths. This is the seventh straight day when the nation has registered more than 2 lakh cases per day.
On Tuesday night Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation and asked states to consider lockdown as the last resort to control coronavirus.
Maharashtra - the worst-affected state - on Tuesday reported 62,097 fresh coronavirus cases, taking the tally to over 39.6 lakh. CM Uddhav Thackeray will be taking a call on lockdown on Wednesday.
After Maharashtra, the southern states of Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh have the highest number of infections.
Grim records are being broken everywhere. Delhi reported 28,395 coronavirus cases as it registered its biggest ever single-day spike.