NEW DELHI, April 10 - The nationwide tally of confirmed COVID-19 cases touched 6,761 on Friday with at least 206 deaths as several places, including Delhi and Mumbai, reported further spread of the deadly virus and Punjab became the second State to extend the lockdown till April 30, a day before Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets Chief Ministers to take stock of the situation.
The health ministry in the meantime maintained that no community transmission is taking place as yet in India, while the World Health Organisation also put the country in a category named �cluster of cases� � a notch below the community transmission stage and a classification used by the global body for cases �clustered in time, geographic location and/or by common exposures�.
While several States, including Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Jammu & Kashmir and Uttar Pradesh reported rising number of cases, the Union health ministry said the rate of people testing positive was only 0.2 per cent on Thursday when more than 16,000 samples were tested.
Cumulatively close to 1.5 lakh samples have been tested so far across India.
Maharashtra has reported the maximum 1,385 cases, including close to 1,000 in Mumbai itself, while at least 97 people have died in the State. Tamil Nadu has over 900 cases, Delhi has more than 700 cases and Rajasthan has over 500, while Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh have reported more than 400 positive cases each. � PTI