The tally of coronavirus cases in India crossed the 40,000 mark, with a record 2,644 new cases registered in the last 24 hours, the Health Ministry data revealed on Sunday.
The death toll in the country have also touched 1,306, with 83 deaths over the past day, which is the highest single day figure.
Some 25 personnel of the Border Security Force (BSF) tested positive for the virus on Sunday, taking the tally in the force to 42, said an official. These cases were reported from personnel posted in Delhi.
Meanwhile, V K Paul, a member of NITI Aayog, a policy think tank of the government, said that the continuous rise in the number of people testing positive for coronavirus is expected to stabilize anytime soon.
According to Anadolu news agency In an interview, Paul said: “The rationale behind the government’s decision to extend the lockdown by two more weeks after May 3 is to consolidate the gains of the first and second phase of restrictions.”