Coronavirus Update: Total tally stands at 5,865 in India, 169 dead


NATIONAL | APRIL 09, 2020:

The number of confirmed cases of Covid 19 continues to be on the rise in the country despite several attempts to contain the spread of the virus.

India added 591 new cases over the last 24 hours taking the total tally to 5,865, according to the health ministry's update. That includes 478 people cured or discharged and 169 dead.

India is under a 21-day lockdown since March 25 in order to contain the spread of covid 19. Amid indications that the central government may not lift the lockdown in one go, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with chief ministers of all states on April 11 to discuss various issues related to the coronavirus outbreak including the lockdown.

Meanwhile, global cases of the coronavirus topped 1.5 million, less than a week after surpassing the 1-million mark. New York, the U.K. and Belgium reported their deadliest days so far. Singapore announced its largest daily increase. More than 88,000 people have died.