As India gears for lockdown 3.0 with certain relaxations amid the novel coronavirus outbreak, the country's Covid-19 cases shot past 40,000 on 3 May 2020.
The total number of cases surged to 40,263 & the death toll also increased to 1,306. The number of active Covid-19 patients now stands at 28,070, while 10,886 patients have been discharged or cured.
Meanwhile, Maharashtra continued to be the hardest-hit state with infections surging to 12,296 after 790 fresh cases, and 36 death were reported since yesterday. Virus-related deaths also increased to 521.
Gujarat is the second most affected state as it reported 5,055 cases so far, followed by Delhi with 4,122 cases, according to the Health Ministry data.