NEW DELHI: The number of COVID-19 cases which were detected on Tuesday i.e. 5 May, has led to the total cases tally of India nearing to the 50,000-mark. The death toll of the nation also is past 1,600 fatalities.
As per the update that happened at 5 pm on May 5, by the Union Health Ministry, the death toll of India stands at 1,583 as 194 fatalities got reported in the past day. The total number of cases also rose to 46,711 as 3,875 fresh ones got reported within 24 hours.
Maharashtra, which is the state with the highest number of cases, reported 841 of them and 34 deaths in the past 1 day. The total tally of the state is at 15,500 in terms of cases and 600 total deaths.
More than 500 cases were reported in Tamil Nadu in these 24 hours. The total cases in the state crossed 4,000. Meanwhile, around 441 more individuals were found to be COVID-19 positive in Gujarat and now the state's total cases have risen to 6,200.
Country's capital Delhi also observed 206 new cases yesterday with 64 new deaths. There are now 5,104 total individuals in the area who have caught the virus. In the last 5 days, Delhi has had 15,000 new cases. It comprises 10% of total COVID cases in India.
However, despite all this, the number of cases and the death toll in the country is still less than other countries which have been infiltrated with the virus.
"India has managed to stave off a community transmission risk and the country remains in a comfortable position in terms of managing the Covid-19 crisis, though they cautioned against any laxity at the field level," said the government officials.
Lav Agarwal, the joint secretary from the health ministry also explained about the improvement in the recovery rate of the country. It now stands at 28.17%.