Covid-19 cases cross 1.5 lakh in India; death toll mounts to 4,337

Prime News, National, Health, Disease, New Delhi, May 27:- The COVID-19 count crossed the grim milestone of 150,000-mark today (May 27) in the country. The states registered 6,387 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours. The total number of coronavirus patients in the country increased to 151,767.

While Maharashtra continued to report high number of cases, the COVID-19 infection surged in Tamil Nadu, where over 600 new cases emerged on Tuesday.

The death toll from the virus zoomed to 170 in last 24 hours. The number of fatalities related to COVID-19 infection in India reached 4,337 today. Maharashtra alone reported 60 deaths on Tuesday.

There were 83,004 active coronavirus patients in India, according to Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The recovery rate from COVID-19 disease gradually improved in last few days. Over 42% of the total cases were cured from the deadly virus, highest so far.

Maharashtra became the only state in India to record over 50,000 coronavirus cases. At least 2,000 people tested positive for the virus on Tuesday. The total number of coronavirus patients in the state stood at 54,758. Mumbai alone accounted for over 30,000 COVID-19 cases. The state also reported the highest number of COVID-19 fatalities. Coronavirus claimed 1,792 lives in the states.

Delhi, the national capital of India, saw an explosion of COVID-19 cases on Tuesday. At least 412 new cases were detected in last 24 hours. The coronavirus tally in Delhi stood at 14,465. As many as 300 COVID-19 patients succumbed to death.

Tamil Nadu witnessed 646 new COVID-19 cases in last 24 hours. The state confirmed the highest number of coronavirus cases after Maharashtra. The number of coronavirus patients in Tamil Nadu rose to 17,728.

At least 361 people tested positive for novel coronavirus in Gujarat on Tuesday, bringing the COVID-19 count to 14,821. Over 900 people died due to coronavirus infection in the state. Gujarat had the most number of coronavirus deaths after Maharashtra.

A day after WHO suspended the testing of hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19 patients, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said the use of HCQ as prophylactic drug has been approved based on observational studies in India. The anti-malaria medicine can be continued as preventive treatment against COVID-19 in high-risk patients, Balram Bhargava, ICMR director general said.

Coronavirus infected more than 55 lakh people across the globe, according to John Hopkins University. The worldwide death toll from COVID-19 infection increased to 350,456. The United States recorded over 16 lakh coronavirus cases. The number of deaths in the country inched towards 100,000-mark. (Inputs: Agencies, NGB)


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