India’s COVID-19 tally reaches to 1,18,447; death toll 3,583

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With 6,088 new cases in the last 24 hours, the highest number of cases in a single day, India's COVID-19 tally reached 1,06,750 on Friday. 

 

Meanwhile, with an increase of 148 deaths in the last 24 hours, the number of deaths in the country due to COVID-19 has risen to 3,583.

According to the data provided by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the total number of active cases in the country is 66,330. Meanwhile 48,533 persons have been cured/discharged/migrated.

As India is attempting to flatten the corve of the novel coronavirus, some states are continuing to see a steady rise in cases.

Among the Indian states, Maharashtra remains to be the worst affected with 41,642 positive COVID-19 cases, followed by Tamil Nadu (13,967), Gujarat (12,905), and Delhi (11,659).

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. 

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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