India’s COVID-19 tally reaches 1,82,143; death toll crosses 5,000 mark

India’s COVID-19 tally reaches 1,82,143; death toll crosses 5,000 mark – news

Published: May 31, 2020, 10:53 IST | IANS | New Delhi

The recovery rate in the country is recorded at 47.75 per cent, while the death rate is 2.83 per cent

Medics conduct COVID-19 screening of Kumbharwada residents at a camp, during the ongoing nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, at Dharavi in Mumbai. Pic/ PTI

Medics conduct COVID-19 screening of Kumbharwada residents at a camp, during the ongoing nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, at Dharavi in Mumbai. Pic/ PTI

With the sharpest spike of 8,380 cases in a single day, India’s total case count of novel coronavirus mounted to 1,82,143, Health Ministry data revealed on Sunday. Of the total cases 89,995 are active cases, while 86,984 people have been cured and discharged from the hospital. The death toll crossed the 5,000 mark and reached 5,164 with 193 fatalities reported in the last 24 hours.

The recovery rate in the country is recorded at 47.75 per cent, while the death rate is 2.83 per cent. Maharashtra reported a total of 65,168 cases which is the 35.77 per cent of the caseload in the entire country. After Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu has reported most number of cases at least 21,184 so far, followed by Delhi with 18,549 and Gujarat with 16,343.

States and Union Territories that have reported over 5,000 cases are Rajasthan (8,617), Madhya Pradesh (7,891), Uttar Pradesh (7,445) and West Bengal (5,130).

India stood at ninth among the world’s worst pandemic hit countries. On the world front there are over six million cases and more than three lakh deaths have occurred due to COVID-19 disease.

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