India rise above 1.8 lakh after biggest one-day jump

31NEW DELHI : India registered its highest single-day spike on Sunday with 8,380 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours. The country’s tally now stands at 182,490 cases, while the death toll rose to 5,186, according to the Union Health Ministry.
According to figures released today morning by the Ministry of Health. In past 24 hours, 8.380 new cases and 193 deaths were reported. The health ministry said that there were 89,995 active cases in the country while 86,983 have recovered.
More than 36 lakh people have been tested so far in the country. According to the health ministry data updated today morning, Maharashtra has the highest number of confirmed cases (65,168), followed by Tamil Nadu (21,184), Delhi (18,549) and Gujarat (16,343). Of the 5,164 deaths across the country, Maharashtra accounts for the highest number of fatalities at 2,197, followed by Gujarat (1,007) and Delhi (416).
The government on Saturday extended the lockdownin containment zones till June 30.This is the first time that the number of coronavirus cases in India crossed the 8,000-mark in a single day.
Meanwhile, the Delhi government is in favour of allowing movement of people from Noida, Ghaziabad, Gurgaon and other cities of Uttar Pradesh and Haryana under the national capital region (NCR) as the nation exits the lockdown in a phased manner, an official said on Sunday.
The official said the Delhi government has not opposed movement of people from these cities and it is the authorities in Uttar Pradesh and Haryana who have firmed up restrictions on borders with the national capital citing spike in COVID-19 cases.
While announcing ‘Unlock-1’ to be effectuated from June 8, the Union Home Ministry said that there shall be no restriction on inter-state and intra-state movement of persons and goods and no additional permission required for such travels.
Britain has reached its 200,000 capacity testing target for the coronavirus, including the means for 40,000 antibody tests a day, the government said on Sunday, adding that it had met the goal a day early.
(With Agency Inputs ).




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