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Lockdown, Day 23: Maharashtra hits 3k-mark

The economic price the world may have to pay for Covid seems to be getting graver and graver. According to the IMF, the pandemic will drag Asia's growth to nil, a first in 60 years. Niti Aayog's boss, however, said India may be able to avoid a zero growth scenario.

Maharashtra today became the first state in India to hit the 3000-mark, but there's a silver lining. India's worst affected state saw a 34% dip and in new cases recorded yesterday, while state capital Mumbai witnessed a 35% dip.

Track all the other developments of the day here...

    159 new cases in Indore; total in district now 597
    19 more cases reported in Agra
    Two more test positive in Bihar; tally rises to 72
    Gujarat reports 105 new cases; state tally rises to 871
    25 new cases in Rajasthan; total number climbs to 1,104
    34 test positive in Karnataka; state tally at 313
    Andhra Pradesh reports 9 new cases; tally now 534
    Haryana reports 9 more cases; state count now 213
    Tamil Nadu reports 25 new cases; tally up to 1267
    Dharavi reports 11 more cases
    Maharashtra records 2,916 cases; death toll at 187
    Death toll in Karnataka now 13
    Three more deaths take Gujarat's toll to 36
    Pune reports one more death; toll rises to 44
Tally Toll Tally Toll
137,666 12,759

    All major cities named 'red zone' hotspots
    Curfew in parts of Surat from Thursday midnight
    2G services extended in Jammu and Kashmir till April 27
    Renewal of health, motor covers extended to May 15

    Sensex snaps two-day losing run, gains 223 pts; Nifty ends at 8,993
    Rupee plummets 43 paise to at all-time low of 76.87 (provisional) against USD
    Goldman Sachs downgrades India to marketweight
    Wipro defers annual increments and promotions
    Foodgrain production target set at 298.3 mn tons for 2020-21

    IMF proposes to deploy full $1 tn lending capacity
    US reports 2,371 deaths in one day-- a new high
    Europe death toll tops 90,000
    France’s deaths rose by 1,438 on Wednesday
    Spain sees 551 new virus deaths as toll passes 19,000
    Germany tally rises to 130,450 (+2,866), toll to 3,569 (+315)
    China reports 46 new virus cases, but no deaths
    Google to slow hiring for rest of 2020