New Delhi: India’s tally of confirmed coronavirus patients surpassed 90,000 mark as the country witnessed its highest single-day spike in cases, with nearly 5,000 people— 4,987 to be specific testing positive in the last 24 hours. The biggest single-day jump in COVID-19 cases comes as India gears up to enter phase 4 of the COVID-19 lockdown, with more relaxations in less affected areas. Also Read - Recent Lancet Study Puts Hydroxychloroquine's Role in Coronavirus Treatment in Question
A total of 120 deaths have occurred due to the dreaded virus in the last 24 hours. “Highest ever spike of 4987 COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours. The total number of positive cases in the country is now at 90,927, including 53946 active cases, 34109 cured/discharged/migrated cases, death toll 2872 deaths”m the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said. Also Read - Coronavirus in India: Number of Total Cases Crosses 1,45,000 | Why Situation in Kerala is Worrying
Maharashtra continues to be the worst affected area. The state has also witnessed largest spike recently. The state has the highest number of cases with over 30,000 positive cases of infection, followed by Tamil Nadu, which has reported 10,108 cases and Gujarat 9,931 cases so far. Also Read - TikTok Video Helps in Reuniting Missing Disabled Man With Family in Telangana After 2 Years
At least 8,895 people in the national capital have been infected with the highly contagious coronavirus. Other major states and Union Territories that have reported more than 1,000 cases are West Bengal (2,461), Andhra Pradesh (2,307), Punjab (1,935), Telangana (1,454), Bihar (1,018), Jammu and Kashmir (1,013) and Karnataka (1,056).
Among other major states and UTs that have reported a significant number of cases are, Haryana (818, Kerala (576), Odisha (672), Tripura (156) and Chandigarh (191).
Take a look at the top developments:
91 new COVID19 positive cases positive reported in the state, taking the total number of positive cases in the state to 828, death toll 5: Odisha Health Department.
A total of 25 persons from a residential apartment tested positive for COVID-19 in Madannapet area of Hyderabad’s old city.
Four persons, including three women, tested positive for COVID-19 in Manipur, taking the total number of active cases in the state to five. Of the fresh cases, two have returned from Mumbai, one from Chennai and one from Kolkata.
The overall number of global coronavirus cases has increased to over 4.6 million, while the death toll has surpassed 311,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University. As of Sunday morning, the total number of cases stood at 4,634,068, while the death toll increased to 311,781, the University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed in its latest update.
The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) is expected to release fresh guidelines for the fourth-phase of the coronavirus-induced lockdown that begins from May 18.