Coronavirus update: United States now has 0.4 mln cases

More than 83,000 deaths worldwide

By DTE Staff
Published: Wednesday 08 April 2020

United States now has 400,549 cases that have tested positive to the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), according to aggregator Worldometer. The country has recorded 12,857 deaths in ensuing diseases (COVID-19). 

  • Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad, in a press conference, said several opposition parties discussed the COVID-19 pandemic and the lockdown with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. 
  • He hinted that the PM is yet to decide on whether to extend the lockdown or not. Several states and most political parties have favoured continuing the lockdown.  
  • India has had 5,274 cases positive to the novel coronavirus (SARS-C-V-2) and 149 deaths, as of April 8, 2020 evening, according to the Union Ministrey of Health and Family Welfare.

  • Maharashtra now has 1,018 cases, resulting in 64 deaths — the most in any state or Union territory.
  • Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh have recorded 13 deaths each.
  • Tamil Nadu has 690 cases while Delhi has 576.
  • The global tally was nearly at 1.45 million, according to Worldometer.
  • The worldwide death toll was at 83,401.
  • The proportion of patients critical remained at 5 per cent.

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