Reportedly as parts of india go under complete lockdown, new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in several states have taken the total in india over 400, even as all passenger train and inter-state bus services remain suspended till march 31.Over 80 fresh cases of novel coronavirus cases in the country took India’s tally to 480 on monday afternoon with new cases from telangana, maharashtra, karnataka, gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, tamilnadu and Bihar. India's tally also includes the death toll which rose to seven on sunday after three more coronavirus deaths.
Meanwhile maharashtra which has been the worst hit has reported 15 new cases, taking the total of positive cases to 89 highest number of confirmed coronavirus cases in india so far. Perhaps Gujarat reported 12 new cases on monday, taking the total in the state to 30. The other states which reported new Covid-19 cases to include Tamilnadu (2) and Bihar (1). Two cases were also reported in Uttar Pradesh's Greater noida on Monday.
Meanwhile, a man who had tested positive for coronavirus and later recovered from the infection passed away at a hospital in Mumbai. This is the third death reported from mumbai in connection with the coronavirus. As the virus cases climbed, the central and state governments decided to lock down 80 districts in 17 states and five Union Territories from where Covid-19 cases have been reported to break the chain of transmission, and the health Ministry said states would earmark hospitals to exclusively treat coronavirus patients.The districts where lockdown was announced include 10 districts each in maharashtra and kerala, six districts each in Uttar Pradesh and gujarat, five each in karnataka and haryana, three each in tamil Nadu and Punjab.