The tally of confirmed coronavirus cases in India reached 39,980 with a record.
The death toll from Covid-19 has gone up to to 1,301 after 83 coronavirus-linked deaths were reported in 24 hours.
The home ministry has issued an order to extend the lockdown as the number of new infections being reported in the country has not fallen despite the 40-day lockdown.
India reported 2,644 new coronavirus cases over the last 24 hours, taking the total tally to 39,980, according to the health ministry’s update. This includes 10,633 patients who’ve been discharged and 1,301 who’ve died.