India’s COVID-19 tally reaches to 1,01,139; death toll 3,163

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With 4,970 new cases in the last 24 hours, India's COVID-19 tally reached 1,01,139 on Tuesday.

 

Meanwhile, with an increase of 134 deaths in the last 24 hours, the number of deaths in the country due to COVID-19 has risen to 3,163.

According to the data provided by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the total number of active cases in the country is  58,802 . Meanwhile 39,173 persons have been cured/discharged/migrated.

Among the Indian states, Maharashtra remains to be the worst affected with 35,058 positive COVID-19 cases, including 1,249 deaths. It is followed by Tamil Nadu (11,760) and Gujarat (11,745). 

The Central government has taken many stringent measures to prevent the further spread of the disease. 

Starting from March 24 midnight, India was under lockdown to curb the spread of novel coronavirus. The lockdown, effective March 25, is supposed to end on April 14. 

However, on April 14, in an address to the nation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that the 21-day national lockdown has been extended till May 3.

On May 1, the Centre again extended the ongoing nationwide lockdown for two more weeks with effect from May 4 till May 17 while allowing different sets of relaxations in red, orange and green zones.

On May 17, the Union Home Ministry extended the ongoing lockdown till May 31.  Announcing the lockdown 4.0, the Centre issued fresh guidelines for the period. Now, power has been given to the state governments to mark Red Zone, Green Zone and Orange Zone. 

Around the world, there are close to 48 lakh coronavirus cases with over 3.15 lakh Covid 19 deaths, according to the Johns Hopkins University and Medicine Coronavirus Resource Center.

Coronavirus, which originated in China's Wuhan city in December last year, has so far spread to more than 200 countries. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared coronavirus a pandemic.

 

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