Coronavirus LIVE Updates: India's death toll rises to 934, infections at 29,435
Coronavirus India LIVE News Updates: The death toll due to the coronavirus pandemic crossed the 900-mark to reach 934 on Tuesday while the total number of infections soared to 29,435 including the 6,868 people who have been treated and discharged so far. As many as 48 deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours.
With the nationwide lockdown due to end on May 3, states are considering a further extension of restrictions in the coronavirus hotspots as the tally continues to soar. This was part of a broad consensus that emerged in the meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and chief ministers. During, the meeting, Modi said that India’s economy needs to be given importance too while fighting the virus, but cautioned that the danger is far from over.
Meanwhile, on the global front, over 3 million people have been infected from the novel coronavirus ever since its emergence in China last December, while 2,08,131 people have died. The United States continues to be the worst affected, with over 987,022 cases and over 56,144 deaths. The country has recorded 1,303 deaths in the last 24 hours. After the US, Spain reported 2,29,422 infections followed by Italy (1,99,414), France (1,62,220), Germany (1,58,142), the United Kingdom (1,54,038) and Turkey (110,130). (Click here to follow our coverage of Covid-19)