India registers highest single-day spike of 8,380 COVID-19 cases

India registers highest single-day spike of 8,380 COVID-19 cases

The new cases are largely concentrated in six Indian states, including the capital New Delhi. Both cases were imported ones in Shandong province south of Beijing, bringing the number of cases from overseas to 1,740.

The number of active cases is 889.

Karnataka has reported 48 deaths. No deaths due to corona infection were recorded here on Friday. Maharashtra alone accounted for 50% of the total fatalities in India. Just 63 people remained in treatment and another 401 were under isolation and monitoring for showing signs of having the virus or of testing positive for it without showing any symptoms. Over 42% of total coronavirus cases were recovered from the disease.

Nagaland: Eleven people who returned to the state from Chennai have tested COVID-19 positive. However, new cases of infection are still on the rise.

In an open letter marking one year into his second term, Modi appealed to the country's population of 1.3 billion to follow all lockdown rules to stop the spread of the pandemic. "We have displayed patience so far and we should continue to do so".

India put in place nationwide lockdown restrictions on March 25.

Coronavirus infected almost 60 lakh people across the world.

2098 people have died due to Coronavirus infection so far in Maharashtra.

Cases across the world are now at 60,63,588 with 3,69,244 deaths (according to the map by Johns Hopkins) as on May 31.

A total of 86,983 patients have recovered.

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India's fatality rate at 2.8 per cent till Saturday was much lower than the global 6 per cent, data shows.

- Andhra Pradesh has a total of 3,461 cases, with 2,281 recoveries and 60 deaths.

On Thursday, the country's Supreme Court issued a series of orders to alleviate a looming humanitarian crisis among millions of migrant workers stranded in cities as the fourth phase of lockdown ends on May 31.

To restart the economy that have come to a standstill due to coronavirus pandemic, several lockdown norms were relaxed in each phase. The figures were released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

The health ministry reiterated on Saturday that all precautions, including physical distancing at public places and workplaces, frequent hand washing and use of masks or face covers, must be taken while "living with the new normal" of COVID-19.

A group of experts said in a report sent to Prime Minister Narendra Modi that the spike in COVID-19 cases could have been avoided if migrants were allowed to go to their native places before the lockdown was imposed.

Patients have been waiting for hours, days even for a bed, shunted from hospital to hospital, with many dying as they waited on a bed. He also said there can not be a permanent lockdown and focus needs to be on minimising the number of deaths even if cases rise.

Meanwhile, on Friday, India also surpassed China's reported toll of 4,638. Coronavirus claimed 265 lives in last 24 hours. Whereas Punjab has reported 44 deaths and Telangana 77.

Almost a fifth of the country's coronavirus cases is in the financial hub of Mumbai making it the worst-hit city in the country.

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