5,242 new COVID-19 cases in last 24 hrs, biggest single-day spike, take India's tally to 96,169; death toll mounts to 3,029
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: With 5,242 new COVID-19 cases in last 24 hours, highest spike in a day, India's coronavirus tally on Monday crossed the 96,000-mark while the death toll surged past 3,000, as per the data available at the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare website.
According to the data available at the Health Ministry, the dreadful coronavirus has affected 96,169 people and claimed the lives of 3,029 in India so far. Meanwhile the recovery rate has improved to 38.29 per cent as 36,824 people have been cured and dishcarged from hospitals.
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Maharashtra, which is the worst-hit state in India, has reported over 33,000 coronavirus cases almost 1,200 deaths. Gujarat has reported more than 11,000 cases and 650 plus fatalities while Madhya Pradesh has reported almost 5,000 cases and 248 deaths. In national capital Delhi, the number of coronavirus have surged past 10,000 while 160 people have lost their lives.
Here's the state-wise report on coronavirus pandemic in India:
|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||1183||575||13|
|Cases being reassigned to states||410|
|Total number of confirmed cases in India||96169||36824||3029|
The number of coronavirus cases are surging at an alarming rate. Amid this, the central government on Sunday extended the coronavirus lockdown for two more weeks with the fourth phase providing more relaxations outside the containment zones including inter-state movement of buses with mutual consent of states that is expected to be of immediate relief for thousands of migrant workers on the roads.
Easing more curbs to step up economic activity, the new guidelines for lockdown 4.0 unveiled by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) till May 31 allowed shops and markets including barber shops, salons and spas except those in malls to open with staggered timings. E-commerce companies were also permitted to deliver all goods, including those considered non-essential.
However, the night curfew will remain which meant that all non-essential travel will remain prohibited between 7 pm and 7 am and authorities will ensure strict compliance, the MHA said.
(With PTI inputs)
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