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Published On: Mon, May 25th, 2020

COVID-19 has higher transmission rate among close contacts: ICMR

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dead bodiesNEW DELHI / MUMBAI: Highest ever spike of 6977 COVID-19 cases and 154 deaths in India have been recorded in the last 24 hours. The total number of cases in the country is 1,38,845, including 77,103 active cases. As many as 57,720 patients have been cured or discharged and 4021 have died, the ministry said on Monday.
Total positive cases: 52,667. Today, newly 2,436 patients added. Around 1186 patients have been cured today. Over 15,786 patients are cured and discharged from the hospitals so far. Today’s deaths: 60. Total deaths: 1,695.
As per the Health Ministry bulletin, of the 147 deaths reported since Saturday morning, 60 were in Maharashtra, 27 in Gujarat, 23 in Delhi, 9 in Madhya Pradesh, 7 in Rajasthan, 5 in Tamil Nadu, 4 each in West Bengal and Telangana, 3 in Uttar Pradesh, and 01 each in Andhra Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir.
Karnataka, Uttarakhand and Jharkhand. Maharashtra tops the tally with 1,577 deaths, followed by Gujarat at 829, Madhya Pradesh at 281, West Bengal at 269 and Delhi at 231. The number of deaths due to the contagion in Rajasthan is 160, while 155 people died in Uttar Pradesh, 103 in Tamil Nadu and 56 in Andhra Pradesh. Over 70 per cent of the deaths are due to comorbidities.
According to Ministry, the total number of cases in the country is 1,38,845, including 77,103 active cases. As many as 57,720 patients have been cured/discharged and 4021 have died.
India is now among one of the biggest epicenters of Covid-19 cases in the world. On May 25, India saw its highest single-day spike with 6,977 new cases being reported. Thirty-three of the country’s 36 states and Union Territories have reported Covid-19 cases so far.

India is set to resume domestic flight operations from Monday, after two months of air travel being suspended due to the lockdown. Though the nation is currently under a lockdown till May 31.

Several restrictions have been lifted which includes permitting transport services and reopening of shops. The start of train and flight services is seen as Centre’s efforts to gradually open the economy of the country which has suffered a severe blow.Coronavirus that started from China in late December 2019, has now infected over 54.6 lakh people globally with claiming more than 3.45 lakh lives. There were around 66,635 new confirmed cases and 1,928 new deaths globally in the last 24 hours.
(With Inputs from Agency).






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