NEW DELHI — India’s federal health ministry said Sunday morning that 45 new deaths due to COVID-19 and an additional 1,554 positive cases were reported since Saturday evening across the country, taking the number of deaths to 826 and total cases to 26,917.
In the last 24 hours the country recorded 1,990 COVID-19 cases, the biggest single-day spike so far.
“As on 8am (local time), today 824 deaths related to novel coronavirus have been recorded in the country,” reads information released by the ministry. According to ministry officials, so far 5,804 people have been discharged from hospitals after showing improvement.
“The number of active cases in the country right now is 19,868,” reads the information.
Sunday marks the 33rd straight day of the ongoing lock-down across the country announced by the government to contain the spread of the pandemic.
The lockdown which was announced on March 25 has been extended until May 3.