New Delhi, Apr 9: As many as 663 new Covid cases and 20 more deaths appeared in last 24 hours, taking the total number of cases to 5,865 while casualties to 169, as per the latest update by Union Health Ministry on Thursday.
Since morning, 23 new cases and three fresh casualties were reported. Number of cured and discharged cases now stands at 477. Maharashtra remained the worst-hit with 1,135 cases and 72 casualties, followed by Tamil Nadu where the number of cases rose to 738 with eight casualties. With a spike in the last few days, Delhi houses 669 cases with nine deaths, Telangana 442 cases while in Uttar Pradesh, the numbers are increasing rapidly with 410 confirmed cases.
In the past two to three days, cases spiked significantly in Maharashtra, Delhi, Tamil Nadu, Telangana , Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan, as per government data. The authorities have identified 20 hotspots in Delhi while more than 100 in Uttar Pradesh and sealed them. In these areas, people will not be allowed to step out as the authorities will provide all essentials at doorstep (UNI)