3,604 new cases in last 24 hours take India's COVID-19 tally past 70,000-mark; death toll mounts to 2,293
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: With 3,604 new cases and 87 deaths in last 24 hours, the total number of coronavirus cases in India has increased to 70,756 on Tuesday, while the death toll has surged to 2,293, according to the latest data by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Of the total number of cases, there are 46,008 active cases, while 22,455 people have been cured and discharged from hospitals. The recovery rate of COVID-19 in India stands at 31.73 per cent.
Maharashtra remains the worst affected state with 23,401 cases and 868 fatalities. A total of 4,786 people have been cured. Gujarat is placed second with 8,541 cases and 513 deaths. Tamil Nadu has recorded 8,002 cases with 53 fatalities.
Delhi has also recorded 7,233 cases and 73 fatalities till Tuesday morning.
Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh has also recorded over 3,500 cases each with 221, 113, and 80 deaths respectively.
|S. No.||Name of State / UT||Total Confirmed cases*||Cured/Discharged/Migrated||Deaths**|
|1||Andaman and Nicobar Islands||33||33||0|
|8||Dadar Nagar Haveli||1||0||0|
|14||Jammu and Kashmir||879||427||10|
|Total number of confirmed cases in India||70756#||22455||2293|
Data credits: Ministry of Health
Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his meet with Chief Ministers indicated that lockdown will be eased after May 17.
A massive repatriation operation referred to as Vande Bharat Mission is being carried out to bring back Indians stranded abroad. On Tuesday, at least three flights will operate to London, Dhaka, Manila from Mumbai and Delhi respectively.
Meanwhile, the Indian Railways on Tuesday will resume its train services, initially with 15 pairs of trains. These trains will run as special trains from New Delhi Station connecting Dibrugarh, Agartala, Howrah, Patna, Bilaspur, Ranchi, Bhubaneswar, Secunderabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Thiruvananthapuram, Madgaon, Mumbai Central, Ahmedabad and Jammu Tawi.
Earlier, special shramik trains were run by several state governments to help stranded migrant workers reach their home state, and good trains carrying essential services were allowed to operate.
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