India Becomes The 8th Country To Have The Highest Coronavirus Cases

Publish On: 12 May, 2020 12:42 PM | Updated   |   Madhurima  

NEW DELHI: As per the recent data released by the Health Ministry, India has now crossed the 70,000-mark in terms of the people who have been affected by the novel coronavirus. The death toll is also at 2,293, nearing the 2,300-mark.

In the past 24 hours, as much as 3,604 new cases got freshly detected and the nation also observed 87 deaths. The recovery rate is at 31.15%, meaning 22,455 people have been cured and discharged from medical facilities.

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The Union Health Ministry yesterday, i.e. on Monday, 11 May said that almost 1,559 individuals recovered from COVID-19 in the last 48 hours.

In their daily news briefing sessions, the Ministry appealed to the public to straightaway report to any healthcare facility if they notice any symptoms of coronavirus in them. This should be done immediately in order to contain the infection from spreading to family, close friends and neighbours. 

In India, the state of Maharashtra is the epicentre of the virus as there are near to 23,000 positive cases in the region with 860 fatalities. Followed by Gujarat which is at 8,541 cases and then Tamil Nadu (8,002) and Delhi (7,233).

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In a video conference meeting held by Prime Minister, Narendra Modi with all the Chief Ministers of the state, he appealed to them to share a strategy on a broad level as to how each of them would like with the lockdown crisis in every one of their respective states. He said, "I want states to make a blueprint on how to deal with various nuances during and after the gradual easing of the lockdown."