3,900 COVID-19 cases, 195 fatalities in last 24 hours, highest spike ever, take India’s tally past 46,000; death toll at 1,568
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: With 3,900 new cases and 195 deaths in last 24 hours, highest in a single day, the total number of coronavirus cases in India has increased to 46,836 on Tuesday, while the death toll has surged to 1,568, according to the latest data by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Of the total number of cases, there are 32,138 active cases, while 12,727 people have been cured and discharged from hospitals.
Maharashtra is the worst affected state with 14,541 cases and 583 deaths. A total of 2,465 people have been cured and discharged from hospitals in the state.
Gujarat is placed second in the list with 5,804 cases and 319 fatalities. In Delhi, at least 4,898 are affected and 64 others have succumbed to the virus.
Madhya Pradesh has reported 2,942 cases with 165 fatalities.
The state of Tamil Nadu has reported 3,550 cases with 31 deaths, while Rajasthan has also recorded over 3,000 cases with 77 fatalities.
#CoronavirusPandemic: 3,900 cases, 195 fatalities in last 24 hours, highest spike ever, take India’s tally past 46,000; death toll at 1,568— Jagran English (@JagranEnglish) May 5, 2020
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|S. No.||Name of State / UT||Total Confirmed cases (Including 111 foreign Nationals)||Cured/Discharged/
|Deaths ( more than 70% cases due to comorbidities )|
|1||Andaman and Nicobar Islands||33||32||0|
|13||Jammu and Kashmir||726||303||8|
|Total number of confirmed cases in India||46433*||12727||1568|
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The record surge in numbers comes a day after India entered its phase 3 of the nationwide lockdown. The centre has eased several restrictions in green, orange and red zones of the country.
As the government allowed selling of liquor in green, orange, and red zones (except containment zones) in the country, there was huge queue at wine shops that opened after 42 days. In Delhi, the Arvind Kejriwal-led government said 70 per cent tax will be charged on wine to fight COVID-19. Wine shops were closed in four districts of Delhi on Monday as people flouted social distancing norms.
Meanwhile, India on Tuesday sent three naval ships to evacuate Indians stranded in Maldives and UAE due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Three ships sent to evacuate Indians from the Maldives and UAE will return to Kochi.
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