India reports over 30,000 fresh coronavirus cases over the last week
Last Tuesday, on May 12, the Ministry of Health in its morning update notified the total number of Covid-19 cases in the country at 70,756. As per the health ministry data on the morning of May 12, there were 46,008 active coronavirus cases in the country, 22,454 patients had been cured or discharged while 2,293 people had died from the deadly contagion.
A week later, today morning, the ministry announced that the national Covid-19 tally has breached the 100,000-mark. There are 101,139 coronavirus cases in the country – 30,380 more as compared to last Tuesday’s figure (70,756). There are 58,802 active coronavirus cases in the country while 39,173 patients have been cured or discharged. More than 3,000 people in the country ( 3,163 to be precise) have died from the deadly contagion till date in India.
India has so far about 0.2 COVID-19 deaths per lakh population as against the global figure of 4.1, the Union health ministry said as the number of fatalities due to coronavirus infection in the country rose to 3,163 on Tuesday and the total cases reached 1,01,139.
Also, a record number of 1,08,233 samples were tested for COVID-19 on Monday in the country. So far a total of 24,25,742 samples have been tested, the ministry said.
With over 35,000 COVID-19 cases, Maharashtra has reported the highest number of infections, followed by Tamil Nadu (11,760), Gujarat (11,745), and Delhi (10,054).
Among the countries with high COVID-19 casualties, the US with 87,180 fatalities has 26.6 deaths per lakh population. The UK has reported 34,636 deaths and has approximately 52.1 deaths per lakh population, it said.
Italy with 31,908 instances of coronavirus fatalities so far has around 52.8 deaths per lakh population. France has so far reported 28,059 casualties which is about 41.9 deaths per lakh population while Spain with 27, 650 fatalities has about 59.2 deaths per lakh.
On May 18, many states eased restrictions as the fourth phase of the lockdown began, in accordance with the guidelines issued by the Centre.
In Maharashtra, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said there will be no easing of restrictions in red zones.
Karnataka has prohibited entry of people from Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Kerala until May 31.