India’s COVID-19 tally reaches to 1,65,799; death toll 4,706

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With 7,466 new cases in the last 24 hours, the highest number of cases in a single day, India's COVID-19 tally reached 1,65,799 on Friday. 

 

Meanwhile, with an increase of 175 deaths in the last 24 hours, the number of deaths in the country due to COVID-19 has risen 4,706.

According to the data provided by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the total number of active cases in the country is 89,987. Meanwhile 71,105 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 state by the deadly virus. It is followed by Tamil Nadu, Delhi and Gujarat

According to the data compiled by the Centre, Maharashtra has so far recorded the maximum number of COVID-19 cases in the country with 59,546 people.

The tally in Tamil Nadu has risen to 19,372. There are 16,281 cases of coronavirus in the national capital, while Gujarat has recorded 15,562 cases of the infection so far.

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 with several relaxation. 

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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