COVID-19: India records highest single-day spike

PTI
Sunday, 31 May 2020

India registered its highest single-day spike of COVID-19 cases on Sunday with 8,380 new infections reported in the last 24 hours, taking the country's tally to 1,82,143

India registered its highest single-day spike of COVID-19 cases on Sunday with 8,380 new infections reported in the last 24 hours, taking the country's tally to 1,82,143, while the death toll rose to 5,164, according to the Union Health Ministry.

The number of active COVID-19 cases stood to 89,995, while 86,983 people have recovered and one patient has migrated, it said.

"Thus, around 47.75 per cent patients have recovered so far," a senior health ministry official said.

The total confirmed cases include foreigners.

The death toll has gone up by 193 since Saturday morning, of which 99 were from Maharashtra, 27 from Gujarat, 18 from Delhi, nine each from Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, seven from West Bengal, six each from Tamil Nadu and Telangana, five in Bihar, three from Uttar Pradesh, two from Punjab, and one each from Haryana and Kerala.

ICMR TO STATES

Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has asked the states to expand surveillance testing to larger groups to study community transmission. ICMR asked that the testing now should be extended to patients with comorbidities on priority as well as in containment zones along with health care workers and prisoners in jail too.

LOCKDOWN IN TAMIL NADU

Lockdown in Tamil Nadu has extended till End June with only few relaxations. Public transport by bus allowed up to 50 per cent in all but the capital city Chennai and two other districts, while there are limitations on public meetings, religious worships in public, restaurants, cinema halls and malls continue to remain shut in all districts till end June 30.

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