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Covid-19 across the world: All Updates

Covid-19 across the world: All Updates

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 18 May 2020, 10:22 am

The Coronavirus or Covid-19 has kept the world on edge even after months of lockdown in several countries. The pandemic virus, which was first reported in China's Wuhan, has spread to over 180 nations in the last five months. While few countries including China have returned to normal lives, several are still in Catch 22 in a bid to reboot economy besides saving lives. For daily coverage related to Covid from all corners of the world, keep your eyes at our India Blooms blog  

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India restarts economy by limiting anti-Covid lockdown to containment zones till Jun 30

30 May 2020, 05:13 pm

In a bid to set the economy of the country rolling, the central government on Saturday amid the massive surge in Covid-19 cases limited the lockdown to only containment zones (where maximum positive cases are reported) till Jun 30.

On a day the country of 1.3 billion people registered the highest spike in Novel Coronavirus cases (7,964), the government allowed to open up major segments of socio-economic life- religious places, hotels, restaurants, hospitality services, shopping malls- outside the containment zones from Jun 8.

Schools, colleges, educational/training/coaching institutions, as the Home Ministry said, will open in July after consultations with 36 states and union territories.

However, international passenger flights, metro rail, cinema halls, gymnasiums, swimming pools, entertainment parks, theatres, bars and auditoriums, assembly halls and similar places will be closed for now.

In the Unlock 1.0, night curfew, a new guideline which was issued by the Home Ministry during the announcement of the lockdown 4.0, will now remain active from 9 pm to 7 am.

In the lockdown 4.0, the night curfew, which prohibits movement of people for any reason other than essential services, was effective from 7 pm to 7 am.

India extends Lockdown in containment zones till June 30

30 May 2020, 01:37 pm

MP extends lockdown till June 15

30 May 2020, 01:13 pm

Andhra Pradesh: 70 new COVID-19 positive cases reported, tally touches 2944

30 May 2020, 08:38 am

There was no letup in the spike of Coronavirus positive cases in Andhra Pradesh as 70 fresh cases were reported during the last 24 hours taking the total number of cases to 2,944.

A health bulletin said here on Saturday that 9,504 samples of people were tested from 9 am on Friday to 9 am this morning and of which 70 people were tested positive.

However, no death has been reported during the last 24 hours and the pandemic had so far claimed 60 lives.

As many as 2,092 patients have been discharged from various hospitals after they had recovered and 792 patients are still undergoing treatment, the bulletin said.

Bengal cricket team selector tests positive for Covid-19

30 May 2020, 07:55 am

Bengal cricket team selector Sagarmoy Sensharma has tested positive for Novel Coronavirus or Covid-19, said Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) president Abhishek Dalmiya on Friday, media reports said.

Sensharma, a former Bengal pace bowler, is learnt to have contracted the virus from his wife.

He has been admitted to a hospital in the eastern part of Kolkata.

India witnesses massive spike in COVID-19 cases

30 May 2020, 04:13 am

India witnessed another highest spike in the number of COVID-19 infection cases in the past 24 hours as the death toll due to the disease also neared 5000-mark on Saturday, as per Ministry of Health released data.

India registered 7964 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours while 265 deaths during the same period.

The data includes 86422 active cases.

At present, the deat toll due to the highly infectious disease stands at 4971.

So far, 82369 people have cured in the country from COVID-19.

West Bengal Minister and TMC leader Sujit Bose tests Covid-19 positive

29 May 2020, 06:42 am

West Bengal Fire Minister and senior Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Sujit Bose, who was working on ground for migrant workers returning to the state, has tested positive for Novel Coronavirus or Covid-19, media reports said. 
His test results have shown mild Covid-19 symptoms. 
The contact tracing has already been initiated to stem the spread of Covid-19.

India registers highest single-day spike with 7466 new COVID-19 cases, death toll touches 4706

29 May 2020, 04:01 am

India witnessed another major day of spike in the number of COVID-19 cases as 7,466 new cases were reported from the country in the past 24 hours, as per Ministry of Health data released on Friday.

 The major surge in the cases took the overall tally in the country to  1,65,799.

India adds new 6,566 Covid-19 cases, registers 194 deaths in 24 hours

28 May 2020, 06:02 am

India, the Asian country comprising 28 states and six union territories, reported 6,566 new Covid-19 cases and 194 deaths in the last 24 hours between Wednesday and Thursday mornings.

With the addition of new cases, the Covid cases in India jumped to 1,58,333.

With the new 194 deaths, the toll now stands at 4,531.

Maharashtra, where the financial capital of the country Mumbai is located, is the worst affected region adding more than one-third of the total Coronavirus cases in India.

The western state has so far reported  56,948 cases including 1,897 deaths.

India's COVID-19 recovery rate is now 42.4 pct: Health Ministry

27 May 2020, 12:24 pm

Despite rising number of cases, Indian Health Ministry on Wednesday gave some relief to people by announcing that the nation's recovery rate from COVID-19 has improved to 42.4 percent.

" A total of 1,51,767 cases have been reported from the country in which 64,426 persons have been cured and the recovery rate is pegged at 42.4%," the Ministry of Health said in a statement.

The Ministry said India's fatality rate is 2.86 percent in comparison to world average of 6.36 percent.

India's Covid tally crosses 1.5 lakh, toll stands at 4,337

27 May 2020, 06:57 am

India added fresh 6,387 Covid-19 cases to take the total number of positive patients over 1.5 lakh including deaths of more than 4,000 people across the nation.

As per Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, 1,51,767 people including 64,426 cured or discharged and 4,337 deceased have so far been infected in the country of 1.3 billion people.

Maharashtra, the western state, is the worst affected region adding more than one-third of the total Coronavirus cases in India.

The financial capital of the country has so far reported 54,758 cases including 1,792 deaths.

West Bengal reports 193 positive cases in 24 hours

26 May 2020, 12:16 pm

With 193 new cases confirmed in last 24hrs, total number of COVID-19 positive cases in West Bengal reached 4009, including 2240 active cases, 211 COVID deaths (+5), 72 comorbidity deaths & 1486 discharges (+72). Recovery rate: 37.06%. 1,57,277 samples has been tested so far (+9228), informed West Bengal Home Secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay on Tuesday.

India's Covid fatality among lowest in the world: Health Ministry

26 May 2020, 12:04 pm

The Health Ministry of India on Tuesday asserted that the fatality rate due to the pandemic Coronavirus or Covid-19 in the country was among the lowest in the world, a day after the Asian nation registered the 10th highest confirmed cases worldwide.

Lav Agarwal, the joint secretary of India's Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, on Tuesday said, "Our Covid-19 case fatality rate (death rate among confirmed cases) was 3.30% on Apr 15, it has now come down to 2.87%, which is amongst the lowest in the world."

"Compared to 69.9 Covid-19 cases per lakh population for the world as a whole, 10.7 cases per lakh population have been reported in India. This is due to the lockdown and our containment efforts," he added.

Agarwal stated India's fatality rate is 2.87% at a time the world's mortality rate is 6.45%, much higher than the Asian country.

While 4.4 deaths per lakh population were reported worldwide, India has registered 0.3% deaths per lakh population, added the joint secretary.

48 new positive cases reported in Andhra Pradesh, one dies

26 May 2020, 06:33 am

There was no let up in the rise of Coronavirus positive cases in Andhra Pradesh as 48 fresh cases were reported since the last 24 hours and a patient died taking the death toll to 57 in the state.

A health bulletin here on Tuesday said that 8,148 samples of people were tested from 9 am on Monday to 9 am this morning and of which 48 persons were tested positive taking the total number of cases to 2,719.

One patient died of Coronvirus in East Godavari district.

90-year-old man dies of COVID-19 in Kashmir, toll at 24

26 May 2020, 06:33 am

A 90-year-old man, who was tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday, died at a hospital in Srinagar on Tuesday, taking the death toll due to the infection in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir to 24.

With this, three persons have lost their lives due to the infection during the last 24 hours and 13 people in 10 days in J&K, where the COVID-19 positive cases have surpassed 1700 mark.

India reports 6,535 fresh Covid-19 cases in 24 hours, tally crosses 1,45,000

26 May 2020, 06:20 am

India, a country of 1.3 billion people, reported fresh 6,535 fresh Covid-19 cases in 24 hours taking the tally over 1,45,000 on Tuesday.

As per the data provided by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, 1,45,380 people including 60,491 cured/discharged and 4,167 deceased have been infected with the pandemic virus.

Maharashtra, the worst affected state, has reported more than 50 per cent of India's total Covid cases.

The western state has reported 52,667 cases including 15,786 cured/discharged and 1,695 deceased.

Maharashtra is followed by the southern state of Tamil Nadu (17,082), Gujarat (14,460) and Delhi (14,053) in terms of the infected numbers.

Assam: 39 new cases, tally now 466

25 May 2020, 08:36 am

With 39 fresh Covid-19 cases, the Coronavirus tally in Assam has reached 466. All swabs were taken before the positive patients were put in quarantine.

Two more cases in Manipur

25 May 2020, 08:34 am

Two more Covid-19 positive cases have been reported in Manipur.

Number of cases in Aurangabad crosses 1,300

25 May 2020, 08:09 am

The Covid-19 cases in Aurangabad district of Maharashtra reached 1,301 on Monday morning as 16 more patients were registered over the past 24 hours, announced the district administration.

The district administration informed that the 16 new patients include 10 females and six males.

One Covid-19 case in Hamirpur

25 May 2020, 08:05 am

One more Covid-19 case was registered at Hamirpur on Monday.

The patient is a twenty-five year old woman who recently returned from Mumbai.

Nagaland reports 3 positive cases

25 May 2020, 06:56 am

Nagaland has reported three positive cases for Covid-19. 

Assam reports 35 new cases, tally now 427

25 May 2020, 06:56 am

Assam has reported 35 new Covid-19 cases taking the tally to 427. 

Nearly 7,000 infections in 1 day, tally jumps past 1.38 lakh

25 May 2020, 06:53 am

Novel Coronavirus continued to spread it's tentacles far and wide, with the number of fresh cases climbing a new high for the fourth consecutive day on Monday, closing in at 6977, while the countrywide tally of COVID-19 reached 138845.

The death toll also spiralled to 4021, after 154 more lives were reportedly lost to the virus in the past 24 hours.

Active cases under medical supervision in the country are now 77103, as per the government data.

Senior AIIMS doctor Jitendra Nath Pande dies of coronavirus in Delhi

24 May 2020, 08:04 am

A senior doctor at Delhi's All India Institute Of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) died of COVID-19 on Saturday.

Jitendra Nath Pande, 78, was the director of the Pulmonology department at the premier hospital.


With four new positive cases Assam COVID-19 cases surge to 350

24 May 2020, 08:02 am

With four new positive cases Assam on Sunday registered 350 positive cases for COVID-19.

The new cases have been reported from Chirang and Jorhat district.


India records whopping 6767 coronavirus cases in last 24 hours

24 May 2020, 08:01 am

India recorded yet another biggest-single day jump after 6,767 new patients of coronavirus were reported in the last 24 hours, taking the total tally to 1,31,868 including 3,867 deaths, Union Health Ministry informed on Sunday.

This is the third consecutive day that the country reported over 6,000 cases of the highly contagious virus per day.

At least 147 patients died in the last 24 hours.

Karnataka: Covid-19 cases swells to 1959

23 May 2020, 01:07 pm

Twenty fresh cases of Covid-19 surfaced in Karnataka, pushing the state's tally to 1959 on Saturday.

Earlier in the day, a total of 196 cases were reported in several districts including 72 from Yadagiri and 40 from Raichur districts.

The death toll in the state also rose to 42 when a 32-year-old man from Bengaluru urban district, succumbed to the virus related complications today.

Assam reports seven more COVID-19 positive cases, tally now 266

23 May 2020, 12:56 pm

Assam on Saturday reported seven more positive cases for COVID-19.

With the new cases the state tally has now increased to 266.

The new cases have been reported from Hojai and Dhubri district.

Assam: Covid tally increases to 319

23 May 2020, 10:56 am

53 more COVID-19 positive cases have been found in Assam. The Covid tally in the state increased to 319.

Odisha reports fresh 80 cases, tally increases to 1269 with 436 recoveries

23 May 2020, 08:17 am

Covid 19 positive cases in Odisha on Saturday surged to 1269 with detection of fresh 80 cases from as many as 14 districts.

Two more new districts- Gajapati and Nabarangpur reported coronavirus during the last 24 hours, taking the total districts to 26 under the grip of the dreaded virus.

Official sources said while four positive cases reported from Gajapati district, a singe case was found in Nabarangpur district.

Out of the total 80 fresh cases,71 cases were found from the quarantine centres, two from home quarantine and the rest seven are local cases.

The authority claimed that there is no evidence of communal transmission in the state.

Official sources said so far 1,18,446 samples have been tested in the state and 1269 of them are positive .

Assam: 7 new people found Covid-19 positive

23 May 2020, 06:37 am

Seven new people in Assam are found to be Covid-19 positive. Six of them are from Hojai but are in Sarusajai quarantine centre. One is from Dhubri but in quarantine.

Total cases in the state are now 266.

Assam reports 151 positive cases in last five days.

Covid-19 figure takes massive jump, tally over 1,25,000

23 May 2020, 06:33 am

The Covid-19 figure registers a massive jump on Saturday by adding over 6,000 new cases taking the overall tally over 1,25,000.

As per Ministry of Heath and Family Welfare, 1,25,101 Covid cases including  51,784 cured and 3,720 deaths have been reported.

Maharashtra, the western state of India, is still topping the list with 44,582 cases followed by Tamil Nadu (14,753), Gujarat (13,268) and Delhi (12,319).

Coronavirus positive cases cross 30,000-mark in Bangladesh

22 May 2020, 12:38 pm

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) positive cases on Friday surpassed 30,000-mark with 1694 fresh cases reported in the last 24-hour.

The country on Friday also recorded 24 more coronavirus-related deaths, the highest single-day spike, taking the tally to 432, the Directorate General of Health Services ADG prof Dr Nasima Sultana said in DGHS' regular bulletin on coronavirus.

In the last 24 hours, samples of 9,727 people were examined. Among them, 1694 tested positive for the Covid-19, bringing the country's total number of positive cases to 30,205.

The official said the number of total recovery from the deadly virus stood at 6,190. Of these, 588 people recovered in the last 24 hours.

Assam reports four more COVID-19 positive cases, state tally surges to 214

22 May 2020, 08:49 am

Assam on Friday has registered four more COVID-19 positive cases taking the state tally to 214.

The new cases have been reported from Sivasagar, Lakhimpur and Udalguri districts.

Assam Health minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma said that, out of four new cases, two cases were reported from Sivasagar and one each from Lakhimpur and Udalguri districts.

He tweeted, “Two persons from Sivasagar in quarantine at our Jorhat centre are found #COVID19 +. Total cases 214.”


India reports over 6,000 cases in 24 hours, tally crosses 1,18,000

22 May 2020, 08:47 am

India reported 6,088 Covid-19 cases in 24 hours taking the Coronavirus tally across the country over 1,18,000.

As per Ministry of Heath and Family Welfare, 1,18,447 Covid cases including 48,534 cured and 3,583 deaths have been reported.

Maharashtra, the western state of India, is still topping the list with 41,642 cases followed by Tamil Nadu (13,967), Gujarat (12,905) and Delhi (11,659).

Rajasthan records 61 new Covid cases, tally reaches 5,906

20 May 2020, 09:57 am

Rajasthan on Wednesday added 61 fresh cases to its novel coronavirus tally, pushing the total number of infections to 5,906, while the death toll stood at 143.

Among the fresh cases, maximum 17 surfaced in Nagaur, followed by 11 in Dungarpur, eight each in Jhunjhunu and Sikar, six in Kota, four in Sirohi, three in Udaipur, two in Jaipur while one each in Jhalawar and Baran.

As per the Health department, the active cases in the state are 1,890 while 3,068 patients have recovered, of which 2,666 have been discharged.

Chinese mainland reports 5 new confirmed COVID-19 cases

20 May 2020, 07:34 am

Chinese health authority said on Wednesday that it received reports of five new confirmed COVID-19 cases on the Chinese mainland Tuesday, of which one was imported and reported in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.

The other four cases were domestically transmitted in Jilin Province, the National Health Commission said in its daily report.

Tripura: Covid-19 positive case touch 173

20 May 2020, 07:25 am

The Covid-19 positive cases in Tripura rose to 173 with the detection of four civilians and two BSF jawans of 86th battalion in last two days.

Covid infection among civilians spread fear though positive incidence among BSF was usual due to largescale infection among the jawans.

India's COVID-19 cases witness another spike, death toll stands at 3303

20 May 2020, 03:47 am

Assam: 14 new cases reported, tally now 135

19 May 2020, 07:09 am

14 new positive cases found in Assam. The state's tally has raised to 135.

Maharashtra: Thane reports 244 new COVID-19 cases

19 May 2020, 06:37 am

As many as 244 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, including a newborn girl and seven infants, were detected on Monday in this district, stated an official report on Tuesday.

Seven individuals, including six from Navi Mumbai, succumbed to the contagion in preceding day hence taking this district's death toll to 121.

Out of the new cases, this city reported a record 91 cases while the remaining patients were found in the suburbs of Navi Mumbai (74), Kalyan Dombivli (30) as well as other areas.

Maharashtra: COVID-19 patient booked for fleeing from Aurangabad hospital

19 May 2020, 06:24 am

A 32-year-old man, tested positive for Coronavirus was traced here on Tuesday after he fled from the hospital where he was being treated.

On May 17, the patient sneaked out of the hospital, however the incident came to fore today when the doctors came for a routine check up.

Six new COVID-19 cases registered in Assam

19 May 2020, 05:46 am


Maharashtra: Aurangabad's Covid tally crosses 1,000-mark

19 May 2020, 05:17 am

The number of Corona-infected patients in Aurangabad district has risen to 1,073 registering 51 fresh cases on Tuesday morning, the district administration said.

Among the cases, 37 males were infected by the highly contagious disease.

The details of patients found in Aurangabad district today are as follows; Rohidas Nagar (1), Shivshankar Colony (1), Jadhavwadi (1), Jatwada Road (1), Himayat Bagh (1), Kiradpura (4), Pundalik Nagar (1), Mukundwadi (1), Naregaon (1), Jaibhim Nagar (1), Sanjay Nagar (1), Rahim Nagar (1), Kailas Nagar (1), Gadal Nagar (1), Sadat Nagar, street no. 6 (4), Shivneri Colony (1), Vidhiya Nagar, Seven Hill (1), Street no. 25, Baijipura (4), Durga Mata Colony, Nyay Nagar (1), Maqsood Colony (1), Jadhavwadi (1), street no. 23, Baijipura (2), street no. 3, Baijipura (1), Satara Gaon (3), Adarsh Colony, Garkheda (3), Garkheda Premises (1), Mitra Nagar (1), Mill Corner (1), Shivshakti Nagar, Mukundwadi (1), Mukund Nagar, Mukundwadi (1), others (4) and Fulshivara (3) in Gangapur taluka are corona-affected.

This includes 17 women and 34 men, they added.

On the brighter side, so far 33 fatalities were reported and 292 were cured from the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the district.

COVID-19 cases in India crosses 1 lakh-mark

19 May 2020, 03:37 am

As India enters lockdown 4.0, COVID-19 cases touch 1 lakh, over 3000 dead

18 May 2020, 08:33 pm

Escalating the tension level, India's coronavirus cases crossed the whopping mark of one lakh with over 3000 deaths across the country related to the highly contagious infection.

As India entered the fourth phase of the anti-coronavirus lockdown, the total number of positive cases in India stands at 1,00,161 with a massive number of patients being reported from Maharashtra, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu among others.

The death toll presently touched 3,144 even as the nationwide lockdown was extended up to May 31 by the Centre.

Rajasthan registers 140 new cases, tally reaches 5,342

18 May 2020, 10:57 am

Rajasthan on Monday added 140 fresh cases to its novel coronavirus tally, pushing the total number of infections to 5,342, while the death toll stood at 133.

As per the Health department, the latest fatalities are of a 66-year-old person from industrial area of Kota district and 20-year-old woman from Didwana town of Nagaur. Both were undergoing treatment at SMS Hospital in Jaipur.

Odisha: Police personnel, court staff put on quarantine as an accused tests Covid positive

18 May 2020, 10:29 am

The Kumbharpara police station staff were put under home quarantine after an accused arrested by police on last Thursday and detained inside the police station tested positive.

Puri Superintendent of police Umashankar Dash said some staffs of Kumbarpara police station were put under quarantine and their swab sample would be taken for testing as the accused tested corona positive.

The SP said further action would be taken as on the advice of health department while contact tracing of the accused patient was on.

It is learnt that the accused had returned from Delhi and his swab was collected for testing .

Covid-19: 37 more cases found, tally reaches 1363 in Bihar

18 May 2020, 10:29 am

With the detection of 37 more new cases, the number of Coronavirys positive cases has increased to 1363 in Bihar so far.

Principal Secretary of Health Department Sanjay Kumar said here that of these cases 14 were found in Begusarai, 9 in Gopalganj, 6 in Munger, 5 in Nalanda and 1 each in Nawada and Purnea.

He said that in Begusarai 6 cases were reported from Gadhpura, four from Teghra, two from Bhagwanpur and one each from Khudwandpur and Begusarai.

He said that among 37 new cases five were females and three baby boys of 1, 3 and 5 years old.

Karnataka reports 22 fresh Covid-19 cases

18 May 2020, 10:28 am

Karnataka on Monday registered 22 fresh cases of Covid-19 from all the districts including the green zone Raichur and Koppal.

According to the Mid-day health Bulletin released by the Karnataka government, out of 22 fresh positive cases, Kalaburagi recorded 6 cases, Raichur 6, Yadgir 5 cases, Koppal 3cases, Bidar and Ballari recorded one each positive cases.

The Health bulletin also said that the Raichur and Koppal district which were so far safe 'Green Zone' district from last three months on Monday reported 6 and 3 Covid-19 positive cases each and all patients who receive positive were linked with Maharashtra's tour.

In Kalaburagi their is no respite from Coronavarious case from last one week and on Monday reported six more fresh positive cases including a six months baby, the source said.

Of the new cases five cases had come from Mumbai and one of the Covid-19 hit containment area of the city, the source added. Thus the total numbers of positive case in Kalaburagi shut up to 110.

Shanghai reports 1 new COVID-19 case

18 May 2020, 10:27 am

Shanghai reported one domestically transmitted COVID-19 case Sunday and zero increase in imported cases, the municipal health commission said Monday.

The confirmed case is a job seeker from the city of Qianjiang, central China's Hubei Province, who came to Shanghai on May 14. On May 15, he voluntarily went to a medical institution to apply for a serological test, when he tested positive for the virus.

He was isolated on the same day and started to show symptoms during the period. On May 17, he was given a nucleic acid test by the Municipal Center for Disease Control and Prevention, and the result was positive.

A total of 20 people in close contact with the patient in Shanghai have been tracked and put under isolated observation. All places where the patient had visited have been disinfected.

Thailand reopens schools on July 1 as part of COVID-19 restrictions lifting - Minister

18 May 2020, 10:26 am

All the Thai schools, closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, will reopen on July 1 and regular classes will resume, Education Minister Nataphol Teepsuwan said on Monday.

"This is the final decision, all the schools across the country will open their doors again on July 1," Nataphol said, as aired by the state NBT broadcaster.

If the epidemiological situation deteriorates, schools will likely switch to online classes again, the minister added.

Mexico’s Coronavirus cases tally nears 50,000 ahead of planned restriction easing

18 May 2020, 10:25 am

The number of new COVID-19 cases in Mexico has risen by 2,075 (2,112 yesterday) to 49,219 ahead of the gradual lifting of coronavirus-related restrictions, which will begin on Monday, according to the country's Health Ministry.

Over a 24-hour period, Mexico confirmed 132 new coronavirus-related deaths (278 yesterday), bringing the total number of fatalities to 5,177.

On Friday, the number of new coronavirus cases in Mexico increased by 2,437 - the largest daily increase in the country since the start of the outbreak, according to the country’s Health Ministry.

India records over 5000 COVID-19 cases on a single day, death toll now stands at 3029

18 May 2020, 10:24 am

Over 5000 fresh COVID-19 cases were reported in India on Sunday as the total number of infected people in the country now stands at 96,169, as per data released by the Ministry of Health.

The country has added  5,242 new COVID-19 positive cases, marking the biggest single-day spike.

The death toll due to COVID-19 now stands at 3029.

There are 56316 active cases in the country at present.
So far, 36823 people have recovered from the highly infectious disease in India.

India entered the fourth phase of the extended lockdown from Monday.