India’s COVID-19 tally reaches to 1,90,535; death toll 5,394

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With 8,392 new cases in the last 24 hours, the highest number of cases in a single day, India's COVID-19 tally reached 1,90,535 on Monday.

 

Meanwhile, with an increase of 230 deaths in the last 24 hours, the number of deaths in the country due to COVID-19 has risen 5,394.

Of the 230 deaths reported since Sunday morning, 89 are in Maharashtra, 57 in Delhi, 31 in Gujarat, 13 in Tamil Nadu, 12 in Uttar Pradesh, eight in West Bengal, seven in Madhya Pradesh, five in Telangana, three in Karnataka, two in Andhra Pradesh and one each in Bihar, Punjab and Rajasthan.

According to the data provided by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the total number of active cases in the country is 93,322. Meanwhile 91,819 persons have been cured/discharged/migrated.

As India is attempting to flatten the curve 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, and Delhi.

According to the data compiled by the Centre, Maharashtra has so far recorded the maximum number of COVID-19 cases in the country with 67,655 people.

The tally in Tamil Nadu has risen to 22,333. There are 19,844 cases of coronavirus in the national capital.

Out of the total 5,394 fatalities, Maharashtra tops tally with 2,286 deaths followed by Gujarat with 1,038 deaths, Delhi with 473, Madhya Pradesh with 350, West Bengal with 317, Uttar Pradesh with 213, Rajasthan with 194, Tamil Nadu with 173, Telangana with 82 and Andhra Pradesh with 62 deaths.

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 lockdown till May 31 with several relaxation. 

On May 30, the government again extended the nationwide lockdown in containment zones till June 30 while easing restrictions on business and daily life.

The Centre on Saturday issued a detailed guidelines for lockdown 5.0 Unlock 1.0. 

It has allowed the opening of religious places of worship for public, hotels, restaurants and other hospitality services, shopping malls from June 8. There will be, however, no relaxation in Containment zones till June 30.

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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