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6412 cases, 199 deaths in India

6412 cases, 199 deaths in India

A decision on extending the lockdown is expected to be taken any day now as India scales up its fight against the coronavirus. The Centre has asked states to double the number of tests conducted to at least 2.5 lakh by April 14, when the 21-day lockdown ends. The country reported 6,412 cases of COVID-19 on Friday, including 503 patients who have been treated and discharged and 199 deaths. Maharashtra has over one-fifth of these cases at 1,364, and 95 deaths. Tamil Nadu has 834 cases and 8 deaths. New Delhi has registered 720 cases and 12 deaths, according to the Health Ministry. The global toll due to COVID-19 is likely to cross 100,000 in the next few hours. The number of infections has risen above 1.6 million.