India’s health ministry said as of 8 a.m. local time on April 12, there were at least 8,356 total cases in the country, including 273 deaths. Some 715 people are said to have recovered. The worst-affected states and union territories in India are Maharashtra, Delhi, and Tamil Nadu.
Sunday’s number marked an increase of 909 cases from the 7,447 total confirmed cases reported as of yesterday evening by the Press Information Bureau.
India looks set to extend its 21-day lockdown at least till the end of the month. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted about the decision on Saturday. While Prime Minister Narendra Modi has yet to formally announce the decision, a summary of his latest meeting with all the state chief ministers indicated there was consensus for an extension.
“The Chief Ministers suggested that Lockdown should be extended by two weeks,” the summary said.