5,609 new cases in last 24 hours take India's COVID-19 tally to 1,12,359; death toll climbs to 3,435
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: India on Thursday recorded 5,609 new infections taking the total of coronavirus cases in the country to 1,12,359, said the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, adding that the death toll has reached 3,435 after 132 casualties were recorded in the last 24 hours.
According to the latest information available at the Health Ministry website, there 63,624 active coronavirus cases in India while the recovery rate has climbed to 40.31 per cent as 45,300 people have cured and discharged from hospitals.
Maharashtra, the worst-hit state in India has reported almost 40,000 coronavirus cases and over 1,300 deaths while Gujarat has more than 12,500 cases and 749 casualties. Tamil Nadu in third on the list of most number of cases with more than 13,000 cases and 87 fatalities while the national capital Delhi is at fourth with over 11,000 cases and 176 deaths.
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||1390||678||18|
|Cases being reassigned to states||1403|
Amid the surging coronavirus cases in the country, the government on Wednesday said that the recovery rate has risen to 40 per cent while it was 7.1 per cent at the beginning of lockdown. The government had imposed a nationwide lockdown on March 25 till April 14 but extended it till May 3. Later, the lockdown was extended till May 17 and then the government announced the fourth phase of the lockdown till May 31. However, several restrictions having been relaxed to boost economic activities in lockdown 4.0.
The government on Wednesday also announced that domestic flights will resume in a calibrated manner from May 25, two months after the services were shut due to the coronavirus. However, it did not mention any update for international flights, which have also remained shut during the lockdown, barring for special flights being operated to bring back stranded Indians and expatriates from abroad.
The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) also said later in the night that domestic air travel has been removed from the list of prohibited activities during the lockdown.
(With PTI inputs)
Posted By: Aalok Sensharma