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India cases at 2,032, deaths 58; Maharashtra cases at 338

Coronavirus latest updates: Worldwide, the number of COVID-19 cases has crossed 936,829, and around 47,263 have died so far. Stay tuned to Business Standard for COVID-19 LIVE updates

BS Web Team  | New Delhi

Last Updated at April 2, 2020, 12:15 IST

Coronavirus India update: The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in India rose to 2,032 by Thursday, with the virus claiming 58 lives, according to Worldometer. The World Health Organization said it was deeply concerned about the near-exponential escalation of the new coronavirus pandemic, as the number of deaths doubled in a week. “The number of deaths has more than doubled in the past week. In the next few days we will reach one million confirmed cases and 50,000 death,” said WHO.

Media personnel maintains social distance as they interview health workers sanitizing an area near Nizamuddin, after people who attended the religious congregation at Tabligh-e-Jamaat’s Markaz, tested positive for COVID-19, in New Delhi. Photo: PTI

Since emerging in China in December, COVID-19 has spread across the globe, claiming 47,264 lives, and infecting 936,886 people.

Coronavirus world update: The coronavirus pandemic has killed more than 30,000 people in Europe alone. Italy and Spain account for three in every four deaths in the continent. As many as 215,344 cases have emerged in the US, which has faced 5,112 deaths so far. In Italy, 13,155 people have died out of the 110,574 confirmed cases. Spain has seen a spike in the total number of cases too (104,118), with 9,387 people dying.

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