COVID-19: Cases In India Have Crossed The 90,000 Mark; Death Toll At 2,872

Publish On: 17 May, 2020 11:23 AM | Updated   |   Madhurima  

NEW DELHI: The total cases of the novel coronavirus climbed to 90,927 in India. Out of the total tally, 53,649 are ongoing active cases. The recovery rate is at 30% as around 34,109 individuals have been cured and discharged from various medical facilities they were kept in. There also have been around 2,872 fatalities by now. 

The third phase of the countrywide lockdown will end on Sunday, May 17 i.e. today. The centre will be initiating a more relaxed strategy for the fourth phase of the lockdown now. There has been a recommendation from states like Maharashtra, Assam, Punjab and Telangana to extend the lockdown in order to contain the virus from spreading further and flattening the curve of rising cases.

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Meanwhile, other states like Karnataka, Delhi, Haryana are in the favour of easing the restrictions a bit. The 4th phase of the lockdown will begin from Monday, May 18 and shall contain different norms and measures to follow. This was announced by PM Narendra Modi when he addressed the nation on 11 May 2020.

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Apart from this, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will be announcing the last and the 5th tranche of the economic package for the COVID-19 crisis which is worth Rs 20-lakh-crore. On Saturday i.e. yesterday, the government pushed for the reforms in Civil Aviation, Mineral, Power, Space, Social and Atomic Energy, Coal and Defence.