The highly infectious COVID-19 has killed 239 people in the India, with 40 new deaths reported in the last 24 hours. The total number of positive cases is now 7,447.
The highest number of cases has been reported from Maharashtra, with 1,574 people testing positive for the novel coronavirus that was first detected in China in December.
A novel virus is one that has not been previously identified in humans. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to address the nation again to announce his decision on whether the coronavirus lockdown will end on Tuesday. Before the decision, he will meet with Chief Ministers via video conference today.