Corona Update: On Day 56 of lockdown, India's COVID-19 tally reaches 1 lakh mark
With a single-day jump of 4,970 cases, the COVID-19 count in India breached the one lakh mark on Tuesday.
New Delhi: With a single-day jump of 4,970 cases, the COVID-19 count in India breached the one lakh mark on Tuesday.
According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the total COVID-19 cases in the country reached 1,01,139. As many as 134 deaths were reported due to the disease in the past 24 hours, taking the toll to 3,163.
COVID19 cases cross 1 lakh mark with a single-day jump of 4970 cases & 134 deaths; total cases 101139 & death toll 3163: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare pic.twitter.com/i16FULqLjn— ANI (@ANI) May 19, 2020
Out of the total confirmed cases, 39,174 have been cured/discharged/migrated so far.This comes two days after the nationwide lockdown, imposed as a precautionary measure to contain the spread of COVID-19, was extended till May 31.
Maharashtra remains the worst-affected state due to the virus with 35,058 cases, including 1,249 deaths. It is followed by Tamil Nadu (11,760) and Gujarat (11,745). (ANI)