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Nagaland reports first positive patient as India tally crosses 9000, 308 dead so far

The number of coronavirus cases in India on Monday has increased to 9157 with 308 deaths reported till date. 857 people have recovered from the deadly pandemic.

In the daily routine briefing on Sunday, the Ministry of Health said that 1,86,906 samples have been tested so far and 4.3 of these are tested positive. “In the last five days, 15,747 samples were tested per day and 584 of these were found to be positive,” Lav Agarwal, the joint secretary said, further adding that 20% of the total positive cases are in need of ICU support.

Meanwhile, the Centre is preparing to extend the existing lockdown by two more weeks till April 30. This was decided after a meeting between PM Narendra Modi and chief ministers on Saturday.

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