Coronavirus India: Nearly 5,000 cases in a day; tally soars past 90,000-mark

IANS
Sunday, 17 May 2020

According to the Health Ministry, the total cases reported in India are 90,927 out of which 53,946 are active cases while at least 34,108 people have been cured from the disease.

New Delhi: With the sharpest spike of 4,987 in 24 hours, India's total case count of coronavirus surged past 90,000-mark, the Union Health Ministry data revealed on Sunday.

According to the Health Ministry, the total cases reported in India are 90,927 out of which 53,946 are active cases while at least 34,108 people have been cured from the disease.

At least 120 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours, taking the total fatality count to 2,872.

In Maharashtra, the Covid-19 cases crosses 30,000-mark, to 30,706 followed by Gujarat which has 10,988 and Tamil Nadu which has reported 10,585 cases so far.

Maharashtra has also reported the highest number of deaths, 1,135, followed by 625 in Gujarat and 243 in Madhya Pradesh.

At least 9,333 people in the national capital have been infected with the highly contagious coronavirus.

Other states which have reported more than 4,000 cases are Rajasthan (4,960), Madhya Pradesh (4,789) and Uttar Pradesh (4,258).

Other major states and Union Territories that have reported more than 1,000 cases are West Bengal (2,576), Andhra Pradesh (2,355), Punjab (1,946), Telangana (1,509), Bihar (1,179), Jammu and Kashmir (1,121) and Karnataka (1,092).

Among other major states and UTs that have reported a significant number of cases are Haryana (887), Kerala (587), Odisha (737), Tripura (167), Jharkhand (217) and Chandigarh (191).

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