COVID-19: India Detected 3,970 New Cases In 24 Hours; Total Tally 85,940

Publish On: 16 May, 2020 09:55 AM | Updated   |   Madhurima  

NEW DELHI: As the states reported around 3,970 newly detected coronavirus cases from all over India, the total tally of the country surpassed the 85,000-mark today i.e. Saturday, May 16. Nation's total tally is now 85,940. 

The state of Maharashtra reported more than 1,000 new cases, whereas Tamil Nadu detected 434 new cases in the past one day.

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The total fatality rate is at 2,752. As per the last 24 hours, as much has 103 lost their lives to the highly contagious virus. Maharashtra reported 49 deaths on Friday, May 15, which is the biggest spike from a state in single day, in terms of COVID-19 deaths.

There are 53,035 active patients in the country, as per the data reveal by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The recovery rate is at 33% as approximately 30,152 individuals got cured and have been discharged from the medical facilities.

Maharashtra is still the most affected state as it is close to having 30,000 cases. Mumbai has around 15,000 infected individuals. The death toll of the state is also at 1,000.

After Maharastra comes Tamil Nadu, as far as the state with most coronavirus patients is concerned. Although, there was a decrease in the cases on Friday. As per the latest figures, 434 people turned out to be COVID-19 positive in the last 24 hours. The total tally of the state is 10,108.

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Nirmala Sitharaman, the finance minister of India also announced the sweeping reforms for the farming sector on Friday. It included a central law which will enable the farmers to sell their products freely and at better prices. In order to strengthen logistics and infrastructure, a package of Rs. 1.5 trillion was also announced by the centre.