India’s COVID-19 Tally climbs to 1.82 lakh, death toll crosses 5000-mark


Bhubaneswar: As many as 8380 persons tested positive with COVID-19 while 193 died in the last 24 hours taking the tally to nearly 1.82 lakh death toll above the 5000-mark.

As per the latest data released by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, India’s total cases rose to 182143 till Sunday morning. The total number includes 89995 active cases and 5164 deaths while 86984 people have been recovered and one person has migrated.

With 4614 recoveries in the last 24 hours, India’s recovery rate has improved to 47.7 per cent, while the death rate has remained at 2.8 per cent.

Meanwhile, as many as 125428 samples were tested in the last 24 hours out of which 8380 samples are positive. With this, the country has tested total 3737027 samples till the 31st  of May with a positivity rate of 4.87 per cent, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said.

The situation in Maharastra has remained alarming as the number of cases in the state has surged to 65168 and the death toll rose to 2197. Maharastra is followed by Tamilnadu, Delhi and Gujarat 21184, 18549 and 16343 cases respectively.

The Unlock 1.0 

The Union Home Ministry on Saturday announced the 5th phase nationwide lockdown for the containment zones till June 30 while the areas outside containment zones will be further opened. While the restrictions on people’s movement have been revoked the night curfew will be limited between 9 pm t0 5 am.

The Home Ministry has allowed the opening of Shopping Malls, Hotels and Restaurants and religious places from 8th Of June while the restrictions on Movie theatres, Gyms, Metro Rail, swimming pools international flights and social gatherings will remain enforced.


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