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Coronavirus India News LIVE Updates: Centre considering extending lockdown beyond April 14 after requests by CMs

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Coronavirus India News live updates: India's COVID-19 death toll rose to 239 on Saturday while the number of cases jumped to 7,447. The number of active COVID-19 cases stands at 6,565. As many as 33 new deaths have been reported since Friday evening. Maharashtra has reported the most coronavirus deaths at 110, followed by Madhya Pradesh at 33, Gujarat at 19 and Delhi at 13. The highest number of confirmed cases in the country are from Maharashtra at 1666, followed by Tamil Nadu at 911 and Delhi at 903. Meanwhile, the Centre is considering a request made by most states to extend the ongoing nationwide lockdown by two more weeks beyond April 14, a government spokesperson said on Saturday after Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with chief ministers and told them focus should be now on health as well as prosperity of the nation.

Coronavirus India News LIVE Updates: Centre considering extending lockdown beyond April 14 after requests by CMs
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Coronavirus India News live updates:
India's COVID-19 death toll rose to 239 on Saturday while the number of cases jumped to 7,447. The number of active COVID-19 cases stands at 6,565. As many as 33 new deaths have been reported since Friday evening. Maharashtra has reported the most coronavirus deaths at 110, followed by Madhya Pradesh at 33, Gujarat at 19 and Delhi at 13. The highest number of confirmed cases in the country are from Maharashtra at 1666, followed by Tamil Nadu at 911 and Delhi at 903. Meanwhile, the Centre is considering a request made by most states to extend the ongoing nationwide lockdown by two more weeks beyond April 14, a government spokesperson said on Saturday after Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with chief ministers and told them focus should be now on health as well as prosperity of the nation.