New Delhi: The outbreak of coronavirus in India is on the rise. According to the latest information released by the Union Ministry of health, the number of positive cases of coronavirus in India has rose to 17, 656. In last 24 hours, 1540 new positive cases have come to notice and 40 patients have died according to the centre. Out of the infected patients, 2842 have recovered from the disease and returned home according to the Central health Department. However, due to the large number of coronavrus patients in the country, the lockdown has been extended until May 3. The Indian Government has relaxed the lockdown rules in some impoverished areas.