Indian Express COVID-19 Tracker: The death toll due to Covid-19 rose to 4,021 and the number of cases climbed to 1,38,845, in India on Monday, according to the Union Health Ministry. The number of active Covid-19 cases stood at 77,103 while 57,720 people were cured and discharged, and one patient has migrated, the ministry said. The total number of cases include 111 foreign nationals.
The first coronavirus case in India was reported on January 30, 2020. To combat the spread of the virus, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on March 24 imposed a nationwide lockdown — world’s largest — for three weeks, which was subsequently extended till May 3 and later till May 17. Provisions of the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897 has been invoked across the states.
Maharashtra is the worst-affected state, followed by Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Delhi.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Total Cases Tally in India State Wise Breakdown
|Andaman and Nicobar Islands||33||33||0|
|Dadra Nagar Haveli||2||0||0|
|Jammu and Kashmir||1621||809||21|
|Cases being reassigned to states||2642|
(The list was last updated on May 25 at 3.00 pm. All details have been sourced from Ministry of Home Affairs)
Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases across the globe:
As the number of confirmed coronavirus cases reached 5,421,679 and the global death toll surpassed 345,223 countries took cautious steps toward easing lockdowns imposed amid the pandemic, but fears of a surge in infections made even some outbreak-wounded businesses reluctant to reopen.
President Donald Trump says he’s hoping that the total number of COVID-19 deaths in the United States will be below 100,000. Even that, he acknowledged on Friday, is a “horrible number.” Trump’s predictions of the expected U.S. death toll have changed over time, and he repeatedly has used high estimates to make the case that his administration’s actions, especially his decision to restrict travel from China, have saved lives. His actions have been challenged by state, local and public health officials who have complained about shortages of testing supplies and safety gear for doctors and nurses.
(The list was last updated on May 25 at 3:10 pm. All details have been sourced from the John Hopkins University)
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