India records 1,429 new COVID-19 cases

There were 1,429 new cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) and 57 deaths across the country in the last 24 hours, the Union Home ministry said, which marks a month since India was put under a nationwide lockdown.

India’s tally of the coronavirus disease stands at 24,506—including 18,668 active cases, 5063 cured, discharged or migrated and 775 deaths, according to the health ministry’s data.

India had 606 cases and 10 fatalities before all transport were banned, offices and schools closed, and people told to stay indoors unless they were out for essential purchases or services on March 25, the first day of the lockdown.