Health News, National, New Delhi, May 20:- With 5,611 new cases reported in the last 24 hours, India’s COVID-19 tally reached 1,06,750 on Wednesday, according to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
As many as 140 deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of deaths to 3,303.
Out of the total cases, 61,149 are actives cases and 42,298 patients have been cured/discharged/migrated. Maharashtra continues to remain the worst-affected state with 37,136 cases, followed by Tamil Nadu (12,448 cases), Gujarat (12,140 cases), and Delhi (10,554 cases).
The nationwide lockdown imposed as a precautionary measure to contain the spread of coronavirus has been extended till May 31.
Covid-19 survival reduces with time in dead body, says ICMR. The survival of coronavirus gradually decreases with time in a dead body, as per scientific literature till now, though there is no specific duration to declare a body as non-infective, the ICMR said. It is advisable to adopt the necessary precautions and non-invasive autopsy technique while handling the body, the apex health research body said on Tuesday in response to a question over how many days is the infectivity period of Covid-19 in a dead body, reports said.
Latest bulletin posted by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) shows 1,08,121 samples were tested for coronavirus in the last 24 hours in India. Total number of samples tested till 9 am today is at 25,12,388. (NAV, Inputs: Agencies)