COVID-19 cases in India mounts to 1,25,101; death toll at 3,720
India recorded the highest single-day spike in the novel coronavirus cases on Saturday morning, with 6,654 new cases of infections taking the country tally to 1.25 lakh
The number of coronavirus COVID-19 cases averted due to the nationwide lockdown is between 36-70 lakhs claimed the Centre on Friday citing different models. The Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation citing the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) model, also said that the lockdown has saved between 1.2-2.1 lakh lives.
The Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation Secretary cited the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) saying that nearly 78,183 (96.72 percent) deaths have been averted due to the lockdown.
According to the Health Ministry’s latest data on COVID-19, the total number of cases in India includes 69,597 active cases with the death toll at 3,720. As many as 51,783 people recovered so far, the Health Ministry stated. The recovery rate stood at 41.39 on Saturday.
Maharashtra continues to remain the worst-affected state due to coronavirus in India with over 41,000 cases. After Maharashtra (41,642), Tamil Nadu tally stood at 13,967 cases and Gujarat at 12,905. As of Friday morning, Delhi registered 11,659 cases of coronavirus.
Jammu and Kashmir: All passengers coming to J&K by air/rail will be kept in institutional quarantine for 14 days.
China reports no new coronavirus cases on May 22: China recorded no new confirmed COVID-19 cases on the mainland for May 22, down from four the previous day, the National Health Commission (NHC) said in a statement on Saturday. This was the first time China had seen no daily rise in the number of cases since the pandemic began in the central city of Wuhan late last year. (Reuters report)
Tamil Nadu: 786 new infections reported in the state, raising the number of COVID-19 cases to 14,753; four more fatalities push toll to 98. (PTI input)
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