India’s COVID-19 tally reaches to 1,98,706; death toll 5,598

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With 8,171 new cases in the last 24 hours, India's COVID-19 tally reached 1,98,706 on Tuesday. 

 

Meanwhile, with an increase of 204 deaths in the last 24 hours, the number of deaths in the country due to COVID-19 has risen 5,598.

According to the data provided by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the total number of active cases in the country is 97,581. Meanwhile 95,527 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 Health Ministry, Maharashtra has the highest number of cases with well over 70,000 positive cases of infection and more than 2,360 deaths. As many as 2,358 COVID-19 cases were reported from the state in the past 24 hours.

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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